[2016] NJ No 303 (NLPC)

In [2016] NJ No 303 (NLPC), Mr. G, a 43-year-old man, was in a relationship with Ms. B. After the relationship ended, he began harassing her. He was released on a recognizance with a no contact order, but he continued contacting Ms. B. He sent 57 emails and left two voicemails and pleaded guilty to a breach of the recognizance. The court stated: “The fact that the contact was by e-mail does not lessen the seriousness of the offence. Electronic communication is now the norm for large segments of our society. Contacting a complainant or victim is the most serious form of breach of a court order. It offends the essential role and purpose of the judicial process: protection of the public.”[1]

Mr. G was sentenced to 30 days imprisonment to be served on an intermittent basis, two years’ probation and additional orders including a no contact order with Ms. B and limitations on being near certain places.

[1] [2016] NJ No 303 (NLPC) at para 38.


Criminal Offence(s): Criminal Harassment