Stalker destroys life of woman

A woman who said her life had been ‘destroyed’ sobbed in Griffith Local Courtas her stalker pleaded guilty.
Nanjing Night Net

Her stalker pleaded guilty to thecharge of stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm on Monday, November 28.

The woman had become trapped in her own home, terrified to leave for shopping or work after months of the manfollowing her.

Magistrate Erin Kennedywarned the man his behaviour must stop and continued AVO orders to prevent him from harming, contacting or approaching the woman in the future.

“This person’s life has been upset considerably,” she said.

“In my view if these orders cannot protect this person…a jail sentence is likely.”

The victim’s ordeal beganat her Griffith home in September 2015 when the phone rang.

Answering the phone, she spoke with the man, who identified himself and told her he liked her.

She told him she was married with children but in response hetold her he had gone to her car and left his number there.

She asked him not to call again.

But the man called again twice more and when the woman attended the Indian Festival of the Lights she noticed him following her, and turned around a number of times tofind him watching her.

The following weekend the woman and her familywereat Griffith’s Central Plaza when she again noticed the man follow her to Target, Chemist Warehouse and the IGA.

He stood, just three metres away, again watching her.

The woman’s worry increased as over the next few months the man continued to watch and follow herat a number of locations including shopping centres and the Sikh temple.

He then began to go to her workplace.

The man waited in the carpark on a number of occasions as the victim arrived at work, he would remain until she left for the day and would follow her home in his car. She would drive home, with difficulty, terrified.

The months of uncertainty caused the woman to only leave her home for friend’s houses when she knew she would be safe. She eventually went to police to complain of the man’s actions, she said she had hesitated to do so previously because she felt it would bring shame upon her within the Indian community. The man will be sentenced on Friday, February 3 2017.

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