Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Violet Affleck, Seraphina Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Seraphina Affleck, Steven Burky

Brent/National Photo Group; Santa Monica Police Department

He wasn't trying to stalk her. He just happened to be in the neighborhood. Honest.

Steven Richard Burky, the obsessed fan accused of harassing Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck and their two kids, pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning to charges of felony stalking and disobeying a court order.

Burky was collared in December after milling about outside the Santa Monica nursery school attended by the famous couple's 4-year-old daughter, Violet—a big no-no considering he was under a restraining order prohibiting him from coming within 100 yards of Garner and her family. He remains behind bars on $300,000 bail.

The California native once authored a blog called Satanic Panic, in which he claimed to have had a vision from God telling him to contact the 37-year-old Valentine's Day star.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 1, at which point the judge will decide whether Burky will stand trial.

—Reporting by Whitney English


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