[2007] OJ No 1350

In [2007] OJ No 1350, Mr. O harassed his former common law spouse by repeatedly sending her emails (while pretending to be her new boyfriend), making repeated phone calls to her cell phone, and surreptitiously watching her in her home. Two years earlier, O had been acquitted of assaulting the same woman.

At trial, defence counsel argued that the victim fabricated the harassing emails and “insert[ed] an IP Address associated with [the defendant]” in the email headers. The Court rejected this, finding that O authored the emails, and also that he “beset or watched” the victim’s residence. O was convicted of criminal harassment.


Criminal Offence(s): Criminal Harassment