Saturday, 25 May 2013

Good Intention, Bad Execution

24 May 2013 09:19

Father of sex offender sent letters to victim's family in 'bid for justice'

"Letters caused distress to family that caused them to split with one person on medication.

DLM belived his son to be innocent.

A FATHER’s quest “to get justice” for his jailed son almost landed him in jail.

His letters to some of those involved in the case, describing them as “vile, evil, lying scum” caused such distress that one woman claimed her family had split apart and she was on medication.

When told by police of the distress his letters were causing, DLM said: “I hope it kills her.”

Flintshire magistrates’ court heard that M, 73, [redacted], pleaded guilty to harassing two people by sending them letters from December 2012 onwards.

Matthew Ellis, prosecuting, said M’s son had been convicted of a sexual assault on a girl under the age of 18 some years ago at Chester Crown Court.

Since the trial some members of the girl’s family – whose identity is legally protected – had received distressing letters which were personally abusive.

“The defendant believes his son to be innocent,” the prosecutor said."

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