Former University of Washington basketball player Doug Wrenn was convicted this afternoon of harassing an ex-girlfriend.
Seattle Municipal Court Judge C. Kimi Kondo found Wrenn guilty of four counts of cyberstalking and four counts of telephone harassment during a stipulated bench trial. During the several-hour-long hearing, Kondo read police reports and other evidence aloud before rendering the guilty findings.
Another four charges filed against Wrenn were dismissed by city prosecutors.
Kondo sentenced Wrenn to the time he has already served behind bars since his April 16 arrest. He is expected to be released shortly.
“Your honor, it’s hard for me to articulate how I feel to you. We should move on with our lives, it’s for the best,” Wrenn said to Kondo shortly before he was sentenced.
Wrenn, 32, was arrested after months of stalking and harassing his ex-girlfriend and her friends. In court Tuesday, evidence was presented that indicated Wrenn called, emailed and texted his ex-girlfriend hundreds of times between February and April. Wrenn also sent out sexually explicit photos of his ex-girlfriend.
Assistant City Attorney Lorna Staten Sylvester had recommended that Wrenn serve a combination of credit for time served, with some time suspended, as long as Wrenn commits no new crimes. Defense attorney Diego Vargas sought a sentence of credit for time served and a suspended sentence.
Sylvester said the evidence is overwhelming against Wrenn. She criticized him for failing to apologize to his ex-girlfriend.
“It’s clear he is a complete narcissist,” Sylvester said. “We hope his time in jail has made him realize he can’t treat people that way.”
In February 2009, Wrenn was convicted of two counts of second-degree assault with a handgun after he threatened two people at a Bellevue intersection in March 2008. He was sentenced to a year and a day in prison.
Wrenn, who attended O’Dea High School, played two seasons at the University of Washington. As a sophomore, he averaged 19.5 points and was voted first-team All-Pac-10 by conference coaches after the 2001-02 season. Wrenn chose to forgo his senior season to declare for the NBA draft.
Undrafted, he played several years in minor basketball leagues and overseas. Wrenn last played in South Korea in December 2007.