Stalker husband ends up in jail
A teacher who suspected his wife of having an affair is about to be sent to prison for being her stalker. He used secret cameras, a car tracker and posed as his wife on Facebook. The teacher’s actions were deemed ‘improper, oppressive and calculated to induce alarm and distress’. This was the case even though the wife did not know about them at the time they occurred.
In a state of high emotion it is easy to fall foul of the law in this area. This may result in criminal proceedings for stalking or harassment and/or family court injunction proceedings. Family court injunction proceedings can result in an order excluding the perpetrator from living in their own home and breach of such an order can result in imprisonment.
Nicola Furmston is a solicitor and head of the Family team at Barker Gotelee.