Former girlfriend subjected to social media harassment

A MAN who admitted running a social media ‘campaign’ of harassment against his ex-girlfriend will be sentenced next month.

Magistrate's Court building
Magistrate's Court building

The court heard that Daniel John Foley (25), of Grande Route de St Martin, St Saviour, set up social media profiles and made contact through them with the woman’s employer and her father.

Police legal adviser Paul Lee said that the defendant conducted a ‘campaign’ against her in which he created accounts through which the messages were sent.

Mr Lee said that the messages related to their relationship and there were assertions that she was ‘unpleasant’. Advocate Lorraine McClure, defending, successfully argued that the case should stay in the lower court and it was noted by Assistant Magistrate Peter Harris that there were no threats of violence.

As part of the defendant’s bail conditions, he was barred from contacting the complainant or a named witness. He was also ordered not to go to the victim’s home or work.

He was further barred from contacting her employer. Mr Harris told him: ‘There must be no contact at all, no Christmas cards, no turning up on New Year’s Eve etc.’

Foley will be sentenced on 24 January.

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