by Associated Press
2:34 PM CST, December 28, 2012
(AP) — A suburban Kansas City woman studying music theater at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music has won a stalking protection order against her parents.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that 21-year-old Aubrey Ireland of Leawood has convinced a Cincinnati judge that her parents have been harassing her.
She says they often showed up unannounced at her school and told her department head she had mental issues that could force them to go to court to have her treated.
Her parents admitted they installed monitoring software on their daughter's laptop and cellphone. Aubrey said it was like she was "a dog with a collar on."
Her mother, Julie Ireland, told the judge her daughter has been "catered to all her life by loving parents" and insisted they "weren't bothering her."
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