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The man accused of stalking American Idol host Ryan Seacrest has entered a not guilty plea to the charges for a second time, after the case was moved to a different court.

Chidi Uzomah, a special forces reserve for the U.S. Army, was charged in November (09) with a felony count of stalking and two misdemeanour counts of violating a court order after he was found wielding a knife at Seacrest's Los Angeles office.

The 25 year old pleaded not guilty to the charges at a hearing in L.A. on 3 November (09), but was arraigned again on Tuesday (02Feb10) after the case was moved to a different court.

Seacrest has been awarded a protective order against Uzomah, which bans him from going within 500 yards (457.2 metres) of the TV presenter.

Uzomah is due back in court on 9 March (10) for a pre-trial hearing and faces up to four years behind bars if convicted, according to E! Online.