Wash. state woman charged with stalking Clay Aiken

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 20: Clay Aiken attends the "Celebrity Apprentice" Live Finale at American Museum of Natural History on May 20, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images) Brad Barket

A woman from Washington state has been charged with stalking Clay Aiken at his North Carolina home.

Barbara Jean Saylor, 57, of Kirkland, Wash., was charged with trespassing and misdemeanor stalking, the Chatham County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Thursday.

Deputies responded to a call from Aiken's home on April 3. They were told a woman had scaled a security fence and entered the singer's property.

Authorities say Saylor was ordered to leave when she was seen looking through the windows of the home. They say the woman left after being told that law enforcement was notified.

Saylor was released on $5,000 unsecured bond and is scheduled to appear April 24 in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro, N.C. It wasn't clear if she had an attorney.

A spokeswoman for Aiken, who came in second on "American Idol" and also competed on "The Celebrity Apprentice," said the singer had no comment.

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