Edmund O’Brien, 76, sent the woman “literature, photographs, magazines, books and other articles” for 18 months. She asked him to stop, but he ignored her and continued to contact the woman
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An elderly stalker sent 60 letters to a female member of a church poet group and peeked from behind the pillars.
Edmund O’Brien, 76, sent the woman “literature, photographs, magazines, books and other articles” for 18 months.
After things hit the ground running in February 2020, she left a note on her door urging O’Brien to stop, but he ignored her and sent her a photocopy of the note.
Police warned him several times not to contact the woman, but he was eventually charged with harassment. O’Brien was found guilty in January – and was also convicted of violating his bail terms by approaching her. He followed the woman as she walked her dog and watched her from behind the pillars of St John the Baptist Church in Uxbridge, West London as she attended a poetry group.
District Judge Deborah Wright said, “The vicar spoke to him and advised him not to attend church.”
Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court heard O’Brien even asked his parole officer last month if he could have “friendly contact” with the woman, having heard she had moved home.
The judge gave OAP, from Ickenham, west London, a stalking protection order banning him from the church if the poetry group is held.
The judge also said O’Brien failed to recognize that his behavior amounted to stalking.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/elderly-stalker-banned-church-poetry-27208112 Elderly stalker banned from church poet group after molesting woman for 18 months