Jealous ex harassed woman and showed her boss and partner sexual photos

A jealous ex eager to cause maximum humiliation to his ex-partner embarked on a sinister campaign of stalking, which involved showing sexual images to his boss and boyfriend.

Jonathon Blacklock had a brief relationship with the victim in 2020 and took issue with the ending.

So much so that the obsessed 50-year-old embarked on an “appalling sequence of actions to inflict harm and humiliation” on the woman, Newcastle Crown Court heard.

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Over a period of two months, Blacklock sprayed offensive graffiti about her in a Northumberland village, sent abusive text messages, left nasty notes at her home, slashed her tires and dumped rubbish at the end of her drive.

He also showed intimate sexual photos of her to his boss and his partner, prosecutors said.

During the harassment, Blacklock thoughtlessly punctured the tires of 10 other vehicles, the owners of which had nothing to do with him or his ex.

His actions left the victim feeling suicidal and considering quitting his job and moving, the court heard.

Blacklock, of Rimside View, in Longframlington, Northumberland, has now been spared jail after pleading guilty to criminal harassment, two counts of disclosing private sex photographs and 12 counts of criminal damage.

Judge Edward Bindloss, who sentenced him to a 14-month prison sentence suspended for two years, said: “You have undertaken a series of appalling actions, which have inflicted injury and humiliation on him – stalking, disclosure of sexual images and criminal damage to his vehicle.

“Furthermore, on January 22, you committed a series of senseless criminal damages against 10 other cars by putting a knife in the tires of the car and causing 10 casualties, which had nothing to do with anything. “

The judge added: “The harassment lasted more than two months, although you resuscitated him over a weekend. You sprayed graffiti calling him as**t and as**g. You sent abusive texts, left notes in her garden, left underwear on her partner’s address.”

The court heard that Blacklock and the victim broke up in September 2020 and his campaign of harassment began soon after.

He started by spraying the abusive graffiti around Longframlington and near the woman’s home before approaching his partner at a garden center and showing him a sexual photo of her.

He also showed the same photo to his boss.

In the weeks that followed, the victim received a number of voicemails from Blacklock calling her “f****g slag” and abusive texts.

Omar Ahmed, prosecuting, said that in November 2020, the woman was informed by her neighbor that she had seen a man scatter several pieces of paper in his garden.

Mr Ahmed continued: “When the complainant looked at what the neighbor had given her, she saw every piece of paper addressed to her in abusive terms, either as**g or aw***e.

“That same day [her partner] discovered that women’s underwear had been left outside his front door.”

The court heard that Blacklock then left notes on the new boyfriend’s doorstep referring to sexual activity that had taken place between him and the victim.

Blacklock then dumped trash at the end of the woman’s driveway and left a brick with “trash can for trash” written on it, Mr Ahmed said.

He had also slashed his car’s tires and put weed in his exhaust pipe.

Blacklock’s behavior stopped for a while until January 2021 when he caused £337.75 damage to the victim’s partner’s van.

Mr Ahmed added: “Not satisfied only with the damage to his van, he attacked nine other cars in the surrounding streets. Each of the vehicles had one or two tires punctured with a sharp instrument. The total cost to all victims was of £750.”

Blacklock was eventually arrested but claimed she did not harass the woman and acted out of “a desire to hurt her”.

In a statement, she said she had had suicidal thoughts, changed her route to work and considered quitting her job and moving.

The court was told Blacklock, who has eight offenses on his record, suffered from mental health issues at the time but had since sought help.

Defending Richard Bloomfield said: “He hasn’t had any problems since his arrest. Prior to his arrest he was committing offenses at a rapid rate. I think he can be rehabilitated so the sentence can be suspended. “

Blacklock was also subject to a two-month curfew between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. and a restraining order barring him from contacting the victim or his partner.

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