A MAN who broke into his former partner’s home to access her Facebook account and continually parked outside her property has been convicted in Bathurst Local Court.
Cameron Kerr, 19, of Green Street, Bathurst, appeared before magistrate Follent.
Police facts tendered to the court told how the victim left her home at 1.45pm on July 22 and returned home at 5.30pm to find the property had been broken into.
The bathroom window had been manipulated to gain entry, according to the police facts, but nothing was missing from the property.
The victim did, however, find her iPad, which was in her bedroom drawer, had been used to delete Facebook messages and a male friend had been blocked from her Facebook account.
Later that night, the victim heard a knock at the door and, when she answered, found Kerr standing there.
She refused him entry.
At 9.30pm, Kerr returned to the property, pretending to be the man he had earlier blocked on the victim’s Facebook account.
After being refused entry, he tried to force open the bathroom window, according to the police facts, but it did not open.
He yelled out that he would be watching the victim.
The victim called the police and said she was fearful of the accused’s behavior.
At 11.15pm, the victim noticed Kerr’s car parked adjacent to her property. She called police again.
When police arrived at 11.20pm, his car was gone, but they came back at 11.40pm and noticed his car was back.
At 3.20am, police spoke with the accused and he made admissions to being at the victim’s location five times between 6.30pm and 11.20pm on July 22.
He initially denied breaking into the residence before admitting to doing so to access her iPad to send a message to another man not to come around to see the victim and not to talk to the victim.
He also made admissions to police of driving while suspended.
For using a carriage service to menace, harass or offend, he was convicted and fined $500.
On the charge of stalking or intimidating, he was placed on a 12-month Conditional Release Order with no conviction. For driving while suspended, he was placed on a 12-month Conditional Release Order with no conviction.
For entering enclosed lands, he was convicted and fined $300.