A CPO is a court order directing an individual not to have contact with a person, or persons. An order can ONLY be issued for Menacing by Stalking or a Sexually Oriented Offense as defined below:
Menacing by Stalking
No person by engaging in a pattern of conduct shall knowingly cause another person to believe that the offender will cause physical harm to the other person or cause mental distress to the other person. [R.C. 2903.211(A)(1)]
No person, through the use of any electronic method of remotely transferring information, including, but not limited to, any computer, computer network, computer program, or computer system, shall post a message with the purpose to urge or incite another to commit a violation of division (A)(1) of this section. [R.C. 2903.211(A)(2)]
Sexually Oriented Offense
Sexually oriented offenses are defined in section 2950.01 of the Revised Code.