‘Immature’ stalker jailed for 16 months for bombarding his ex with 150 vile Facebook posts in 12 days – then trying to blame his own mom
- John Kennedy, 22, sent 150 messages to his ex-girlfriend for 12 days
- He claimed that his mother was responsible for the “insulting” reports of his arrest
- Kennedy was sentenced to 16 months in prison and a 10-year restraining order was imposed
Pictured: John Kennedy, who bombarded his ex-partner with 150 messages for 12 days
An ‘immature’ stalker is in prison for 16 months after bombarding his ex-girlfriend with 150 ‘offensive, possessive and threatening’ messages for 12 days.
John Kennedy, from Seaham, County Durham, sent the messages to his former partner from his mother’s Facebook account, claiming she was responsible when he was arrested.
The 22-year-old had previously been banned from contacting his former lover when he admitted a mistreatment suit to Durham Crown Court on February 11.
Kennedy violated the order when he sent the messages, many of which were “insulting and abusive,” through his mother’s Facebook account, the court heard.
“Within a short time, he violated the order, between February 17-29,” said Prosecutor Shaun Dryden.
He sent 150 messages, many of which were insulting and abusive, via his mother’s Facebook account.
“After his arrest, he made a prepared statement, denied sending them herself, blamed his mother, and said she sent them from her phone.”
Kennedy admitted that he had broken the order and a ten-month sentence, suspended for two years, was imposed for the crime.
Martin Scarborough, soothing, said, “All of his insults involve his ex-partner, a woman older than him, in her mid-thirties.
Kennedy was imprisoned for 16 months in Durham Crown Court, sitting in Newcastle (pictured) during the closing
“He is a young, immature 22-year-old who has clearly not stopped after the relationship broke up and has been in custody for three months prior to the February hearing.”
“He now accepts that he sent those messages, some offensive, but it is the repeated nature of it that is an aggravating feature of the matter.
“It was the wrong way to do it, and then the prepared statement was clearly nonsense.”
He was imprisoned for 16 months in Durham Crown Court, sitting in Newcastle during the closure.
Judge James Adkin told Kennedy, “These reports were offensive, possessive, and threatened to harm your now former partner.
“Blaming your mother initially was an unattractive feature of the case and a sign of immaturity.”
A new ten-year restraining order was also introduced, including a ban on entering an address where his ex-partner could be present or resident.