A woman has been spared prison after throwing dog poo at her cheating husband and sending naked pictures of him to his employee.
Deborah Addams, 56, has been given an extended restraining order and been ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work following a hearing at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court.
Addams had already been found guilty of disclosing private sexual images with the intention of causing distress, assault and harassment, report Kent Live.
She was also found to have breached a previous restraining order against her ex-husband, dating from July 25, 2016.
Judge Jay Barron gave Addams a community order for 12 months in which she would have to do 150 hours of unpaid work.
She was ordered to pay £850 costs as well as a £35 surcharge but was not ordered to pay any compensation to her husband as they are currently in the process of separating linked funds.
A new restraining order was placed on her, ordering that she was not to attempt to contact her former husband or his new partner in any way, except through a solicitor, for the next two years.
During her trial, the court heard how Addams’ harassment of former partner of 11 years began when she discovered credit card statements from the Holiday Inn and Travelodge dating back ‘a-year-and-a-half’ – although she pointed out he had allegedly been sleeping with prostitutes for five years during their relationship.
The court heard that she had sent 1,500 texts in two months alone, as well as many emails with one questioning why a prostitute had used one of her sex toys.
She had also found to have thrown dog poo and gravel at him outside his house in January this year.
When Judge Barron stated that he hoped she had moved on and was now seeing a new partner, she replied: I would like to think that I moved on whether I had a new partner or not. I moved on by myself.
Judge Barron asked if she would commit no more acts of harassment and when she answered affirmatively, he responded: I will take you at your word but if you do, you will probably come before me again and then I shall not.
In a previous statement to the court, her husband said: What Deborah has done has not only affected me but my new partner.
When I am at home, I feel anxious about Deborah showing up at my address.
I shut the blinds when I am at home to make sure she is not staring through the windows.
She has caused great embarrassment to me. I am not scared of Deborah but just anxious and worried.
I want the ongoing issues with Deborah to stop so I can carry on with my life.
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