‘You spiteful s--t’: Read this Dalby father’s ‘despicable’ texts to ex
WHEN a 27-year-old Dalby father found himself locked out of his YouTube account, he turned the blame onto his ex-partner, calling her a “dog”, a “s--t”, and gaslighting her until she was forced to go to police.
Police prosecutor senior constable Jodie Tahana told the court that on January 21, the defendant was the respondent of a domestic violence protection order which barred him from contacting his former partner unless through a mediator.
The very next day, the defendant texted the aggrieved several times, hurling abuse at her and calling her obscenities.
The court heard at 6.44pm on January 22, the aggrieved received a message that read “f--k you’re a dog”.
Nine minutes later at 6.53pm, the defendant messaged her again, “f--k you’re a spiteful s--t”.
Several other messages of a similar tone were sent to the aggrieved throughout that night, where the defendant questioned his ex-partner’s love for him.
The aggrieved attended Gatton police station, and reported the matter.
When interviewed by the police, the defendant admitted to contacting the victim, but said he didn’t not realise he had to use a mediator.
Duty Lawyer Claire Graham told the court the nine year relationship between the defendant and the aggrieved ended the day the protection order was issued, and the defendant did not fully “understand or appreciate” the requirements of the order.
Ms Graham said his reason for contacting her was because of a YouTube account the pair had set up using a joint email account.
After their separation, he found himself kicked out of the accounts, and Ms Graham said the defendant had “overreacted”.
The defendant and the aggrieved had attended mediation and parenting planning to take care of their child together.
The defendant pleaded guilty to contravention of a domestic violence order.
Magistrate Tracy Mossop told the defendant his actions were “quite despicable” before she fined him $450.
A conviction was recorded.