College student, Aubrey Ireland, granted restraining order against 'stalker' parents
Last Updated: 173 days ago
A 21-year-old woman was granted a restraining order against her parents, because she claims they were stalking her.
A judge ruled in Aubrey Ireland's favor and ordered that her parents stay at least 500 feet away from her until September 2013.
The college student filed the civil stalking order against her parents after she realized they had installed a monitoring software on her computer and her phone.
She claimed also that her parents would force her to get on Skype to prove she was in her dorm room. Sometimes they would make leave her Skype on all night, so her mom could watch her sleep.
Ireland told ABC News that because her parents paid for living expenses and college tuition, they felt they could control her daily life.
Meanwhile, her parents, David and Julie Ireland, claim that their daughter has mental issues, does drugs and is promiscuous.
"I never wanted this to happen that's the last thing I wanted but...I wasn't in control of my life at all anymore. I knew that they were holding me back emotionally, mentally, and professionally and that it got to the point where that was basically my last option," said Ireland.
Ireland said her parents now want the $66,000 they've paid for her education.
Experts interviewed by ABC News said boundaries can be tricky for parents with college-age kids.
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