Darlington man sent explicit text and voicemail messages to ex-girlfriend's mother

Darlington and Stockton Times: Darlington man sent explicit text and voicemail messages to ex-girlfriend's mum, court hears Darlington man sent explicit text and voicemail messages to ex-girlfriend's mum, court hears

A MAN sent his ex-girlfriend’s mother sexually explicit text messages while under the influence of drink and drugs.

Andrew Wayne Jones sent 80 voicemails and around 50 text messages, many of which were sexually explicit, to the woman between September 6 and September 21.

Magistrates in Newton Aycliffe heard the 29-year-old of Hundens Lane, Darlington, had initially been issued with a harassment warning, but continued to send messages to the victim.

Prosecuting Alan Davison said: “Many were sexually explicit describing what he wished to do with her sexually.”

He said on September 11, Jones sent almost a dozen messages to the woman from 4.22am to 7.49am.

Mr Davison said the messages had put a strain on her home life and her relationship with her partner.

In a statement read out in court she said: “I certainly didn’t do anything to encourage him or show any interest in him.

“We have never been in any form of relationship that could be considered as sexual.”

Leanne Galbraith, mitigating, said Jones had sent the messages while under the influence of drugs and alcohol and was extremely embarrassed and apologetic.

She said: “He accepted it isn’t an excuse for what he has done. 

“They (the messages) would flip between being sexually explicit, to the next message apologising, to sexual, and then apologising.

“Even at the time while under the influence he is apologising for his actions.”

She told the court he had been in a relationship with the victim’s daughter for six years, which broke down due to his drinking, drug taking and infidelity.

She said Jones had been working with a number of organisations had not drunk alcohol or taken drugs for around six weeks.

Jones admitted harassment without violence at an earlier hearing and magistrates sentenced him to a 12-month community order with 12 months of supervision.

They also ordered him to complete 180 hours' unpaid work and imposed a one-month electronically monitored curfew between 7pm and 7am.

He was handed a two-year restraining order banning him from contacting the victim, apart from through a solicitor, and was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

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