A 31-year-old man has been given a community order and a fine for sending malicious emails containing false allegations about his ex-girlfriend to her place of work.
Daniel Todd, of Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln was given a community order of 200 hours unpaid work and a £620 fine after being found guilty at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court under section 1(1)(A) and (4) of the Malicious Communications Act.
Todd made a series of allegations to his ex-partner’s place of work – a court in Lincolnshire. The false allegations and information led to the victim suffering the distress of an internal work investigation.
Todd was arrested by officers and pleaded not guilty on April 27 before being found guilty on July 12.
Officer in charge Detective Constable John Seal, of Lincoln CID, said: “I want to bring this case to attention due to the distress that was suffered by the victim as a result of the offender’s lies.
“This was a completely unacceptable thing to do to somebody. Making false allegations and sending distressing communications to someone can leave the victim feeling anxious, distressed, fearful, and on top of that, left this particular victim being the subject of an internal work investigation, when the allegations were all found to be false.
“Anyone looking to seek a form of revenge against a former partner should have a look at themselves; how would they feel if somebody was doing the same thing to a member of their family?
“False allegations can result in unfair and unnecessary distress to victims of a needless investigation, and I am now hopeful that the victim in this case can feel they can start to move on with their life.”