A violent man has been jailed after tormenting a woman he met online for seven years.
Nathanial Elsemore of Urban Road, Hexthorpe, Doncaster, was jailed at Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday, November 7, after causing “serious harm” to his victim. The 22-year-old stalked a woman for nine months with abusive and threatening messages and phone calls.
The court heard how for nine months from October 2022 to July 2023, Elsmore, who has previous separate stalking offence convictions from 2021, had repeatedly stalked the woman online using multiple fake social media accounts to send abusive messages about self-harm and suicide and making threats to kill her. Elsmore also sent messages to friends of the victim in an attempt to further threaten her.
Elsemore has been jailed for seven years after being found guilty of stalking involving fear of violence and given an extended custodial sentence of seven years. He was also handed a ten year restraining order prohibiting him from making any contact with the victim directly or indirectly including via social media.
Officer in Charge of the investigation, Detective Constable Alexandra Owen, said: “Elsmore’s actions have caused serious harm to the victim. It is only right that he now spends the next seven years of his life behind bars for this horrendous and malicious harassment. I commend the victim in this case for her courage throughout the investigation and hope that she will now be able to move on with her life safe with the knowledge that Elsmore is out of harms way.
“I hope that it sends a message to those who intend to insight fear and harm in the lives of others and make their daily lives a misery. We will bring you to justice and continue to tackle all forms of violence against women and girls.”
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