A MAN who sent ‘vile’ sex texts to a woman and labelled her ‘fat and ugly’ has been jailed for three years.
Cardiff Crown Court heard that Gary Robertson, 48, of Cornwallis Way, Monmouth, hounded his victim, constantly texting her and arriving at her home at all hours in breach of a restraining order imposed in 2022.
Judge Paul Hobson questioned the “extraordinary” delay in bringing the case involving a ‘high-risk victim’, and questioned the Crown Prosecution Service’s handling of it.
The court heard that Robertson had sent sordid texts about the woman’s sex life, and she had since been forced to relocate.
Prosecutor Peter Donnison read some out, and she replied to one by saying: “That’s vile.”
“She says she can’t settle in her new home and she just feels very vulnerable and intimidated,” he said.
“She’s constantly worrying if she’s going to have to move again.
“Even though the defendant is remanded in prison at this stage, she says she still feels scared going out of the house.
“She constantly has to have her phone in her hand so that she can phone the police straight away.
“She’s worried that he’s trying to follow her. She worries he will find out where she lives.”
The court was also told he had tried to emotionally blackmail her with claims he was going to take his own life.
Robertson, who was jailed in 2020 for harassment after ignoring court orders, admitted the two new counts of breaching a restraining order.
Gareth Williams, for Robertson, said he now accepted the woman wanted no contact with him.
Sentencing him to three years behind bars, Judge Hobson was scathing about a CPS letter sent to him trying to explain the delay in bringing the case to court.
“That is a letter which is not written in any form of the English language which I recognise,” he said.
“And I’m mentioning this simply because I’m sure that the author of the letter knows what they mean, but I don’t.
“I haven’t got a clue what any of that means and in a case where there has been, on the face of it, an extraordinary delay in a situation where there’s a high risk victim.”