Young women stalked and teen harrased with porn messages

CONVICTED stalker Ashley Shane Case will spend more time in prison after being sentenced for offences against two young women and a juvenile.

Details of how the 27-year-old stalked an 18-year-old bar attendant from the Toowoomba Sports Club as well as a 22-year-old woman he met on an online dating site were read by police prosecutor Sergeant Mike Robinson in Toowoomba Magistrates Court yesterday.

Sgt Robinson said the stalking, which occurred between September and December last year, intensified to sending pornographic images to the women after they ignored his repeated phone calls.

In the case of the woman he had met online, the court heard she called off their relationship on September 21 after meeting a few times.

After numerous phone calls and texts, she called on a colleague to escort her to her car on October 1 after Case had waited outside her place of work until she finished for the day.

"The complainant was very distressed at seeing the defendant parked outside her workplace," Sgt Robinson said.

A 16-year-old girl who Case came in contact with through Facebook was also a victim of his obsessive ways.

Sgt Robinson said Case had sent the girl messages between October up until his arrest in December.

These messages included a photo of his penis as well as a pornographic image.

Defence solicitor Divina De Leon said her client had been under great mental pressure after his wife was diagnosed with incurable cancer.

However, she noted the great stress, for which Case had been receiving medical treatment, did not justify his "grossly offensive behaviour".

Magistrate Kay Ryan noted Case had been in custody since December 9 last year.

Ms Ryan sentenced Case to 12 months in prison with parole on April 9.

He was also placed on a $5000 good behaviour-style bond for three years.

Case was ordered to have no contact whatsoever with the two adult victims for two years and the juvenile victim for three years.


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