Harassment prevention orders aren’t limited to specific types of relationships.
You can ask for a Harassment Prevention Order (a "258E Order) from a judge if you’re suffering from harassment because someone has committed 3 or more acts:
- That were willful and malicious. This means it was done on purpose and was done for cruelty, hostility or revenge
- Were aimed at you
- Were intended to cause you fear, intimidation, abuse or damage to property. “Abuse” means causing or attempting to cause physical harm, or causing fear of imminent serious physical harm.
- Did in fact cause you fear, intimidation, abuse or damage to property
- Someone has forced you to have sex or threatened you into having sex at least once
- Someone has committed 1 of these crimes against you at least once:
- Indecent assault and battery
- Statutory rape
- Assault with intent to rape
- Enticement of a child
- Criminal stalking
- Criminal harassment
- Drugging for sexual intercourse