A former Salt Lake man has been convicted of stalking Steven Spielberg in an alleged plot to rape the filmmaker.
The jury decided Wednesday that 31-year-old Jonathan Norman's two previous felony convictions from a 1995 assault case count against him under California's three-strikes law, which means he could get anywhere from several years in prison to life when he is sentenced April 22.Norman was arrested after he made two attempts to enter Spielberg's home last June and July.
Police said Norman had lists of Spielberg's family members and associates and handcuffs, duct tape and a razor knife. Prosecutors called the equipment a "rape kit" and said Norman wanted to handcuff Spielberg and his wife, actress Kate Capshaw, and make her watch while the director was sexually assaulted.
Spielberg, 50, told the jury he has suffered from nightmares and fears for his family ever since he learned of Norman's plot.