Man Pleads No Contest to Stalking Halle Berry

By the Associated Press | January 19, 2012 | 7:15 PM EST

FILE - In this May 25, 2011 file photo, actress Halle Berry attends The Fragrance Foundation's 2011 FiFi Awards at The Tent at Lincoln Center in New York. Richard A. Franco, 28, pleaded no contest Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, in Los Angeles to stalking the actress and received a jail sentence, probation and was ordered to stay away from the Oscar-winner for 10 years. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man accused of scaling the fence of Halle Berry's house will remain in jail after pleading no contest to stalking the Oscar-winning actress.

Deputy District Attorney Wendy Segall says Richard A. Franco was sentenced to serve 386 days in county jail Thursday, but he has already served half the term.

The 28-year-old was also placed on five years' probation, a year of psychological counseling and ordered to stay away from the actress for the next decade.

Franco was arrested outside Berry's home in July after repeatedly coming onto her property. In one instance, the actress stated in a sworn declaration that Franco attempted to enter her kitchen, but she was able to lock the door before he got inside.

A burglary charge filed against Franco was dropped.