Comal Co. couple claims stranger sending them unwanted messages

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jan 9, 2014

HOUSTON - Alleging someone they do not know is harassing them, Comal County residents James and Kimberly Kissling pursue legal action and are seeking a half million dollars in damages.

A lawsuit filed Jan. 6 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas accuses the unidentified individual of sending them texts and e-mails and even letters to Kimberly Kissling's mother stating James Kissling is committing marital infidelity, which the plaintiffs deny.

Recent court documents show that the ordeal in question began in July 2012 when Kimberly Kissling received an e-mail sent to her company e-mail account criticizing him as a husband and father.

Two months later, Kimberly Kissling's mother received a letter echoing the supposedly false accusations made in the e-mail followed by another correspondence implying James Kissling may have a sexually transmitted disease.

The original petition further asserts that Kimberly Kissling was bombarded with text messages similar in message and tone to the other pieces of communication purportedly from the same person.

The complainants say the defendant's actions in question have taken a toll on them.

"For more than a year, the unpredictable and sudden resumption of anonymous accusations have shaken the plaintiffs' entire lives," the suit states.

Consequently, they sue for $500,000 in damages.

They are represented by attorney David Kriewaldt of League City.

Case No. 4:14-CV-0016

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