Delta Goodrem stalker who sent the singer 300 poems is convicted a second time after violating AVO
- A Delta Goodrem fan has been convicted for the second time for stalking the singer
- James Lafferty, 49, pleaded guilty in NSW Local Court to two counts of violation of a prohibition in a held warrant of force (AVO)
- He was found guilty and sentenced to a 15-month community correction order
- Lafferty was first charged last year after sending The Voice judge 300 poems
A Delta Goodrem superfan has been convicted for the second time for stalking the singer.
James Lafferty, 49, pleaded guilty this month in NSW Local Court to two counts of violating a prohibition in a pending warrant of force, according to court documents obtained by Daily Mail Australia.
The Grafton man was found guilty and sentenced to a 15-month correction order.
Disturbingly, a Delta Goodrem superfan has been convicted for the second time for stalking the singer. Pictured: Delta in Universal City, California, in January 2019
The existing AVO forbade Lafferty to come within 50 meters of Goodrem’s flat.
However, in April of this year, he was spotted in his white Holden Commodore near 36-year-old Sydney CBD’s apartment.
According to a police fact sheet submitted to the court, officers were unable to locate Lafferty’s vehicle at the time.
In May, Lafferty was again spotted by police near Goodrem’s apartment and pulled over.
According to court documents, he claimed at the time he was returning from his brother’s home in Coogee and on his way to Richmond in Sydney’s northwest.
He was arrested on the spot.
Lafferty later pleaded guilty in court to twice violating the AVO.
Repeat offender: James Lafferty, 49, (pictured last year) pleaded guilty in NSW Local Court this month to two counts of violating a prohibition in a held warrant
Police claimed they feared for Goodrem’s safety in light of Lafferty’s continued harassment and violation of warrants against him.
Lafferty was first charged with stalking Goodrem last year after he sent The Voice judge 300 “love poems.”
He initially pleaded guilty in February 2020 to three charges related to stalking Goodrem: using a carriage to threaten, harass or insult; stalking or harassment; and failure to follow a police instruction to proceed.
He was charged after he went to Goodrem’s Sydney CBD apartment building on Valentine’s Day and tried to leave a gift with the concierge.
He was told she didn’t live there, but he came back four times that day and was asked to leave.
Eng: Police claimed they feared for Goodrem’s safety in light of Lafferty’s continued harassment and violation of orders against him. Delta was photographed in Sydney last month
The next day, Goodrem saw him playing guitar in a nearby park.
When she went to the concierge desk to pick up a dress, he passed by calling her name and she fled.
When she checked her Instagram account, it was bombarded with messages.
Lafferty had sent her messages including “I’m here,” “Please come down and meet me,” “I really love you Delta, my soul mate forever,” and “I’m with the janitor.”
“James loves you Delta,” one message read.
Police instructed him to move on later that evening when he was spotted lurking near the apartment building.
During his arrest, Lafferty furiously smashed his phone and asked, “What am I guilty of? I’ll bring her a rose and chocolates.’
He told the police how he had sent her 300 poems, but she had not responded.
Over an unspecified period of time, Lafferty Goodrem had sent 24 pages of Instagram posts in love, 7News previously reported.
Lafferty was convicted of all three charges and sentenced to an 18-month correction order and a $600 fine.
Aggressive: Over an unspecified period of time, Lafferty Goodrem had sent 24 pages of Instagram posts in love, 7News reported. Goodrem is pictured here in January 2020