Jail for repeat offender who stalked and blackmailed ex-girlfriend

Jail for repeat offender who stalked and blackmailed ex-girlfriend

By Adele Forrest | 09/06/2021

Jail for repeat offender who stalked and blackmailed ex-girlfriend
Jay Frisby

 

A MAN who “presents a risk to any woman he forms a relationship with” has been jailed for blackmailing and stalking his ex-girlfriend.

Jay Frisby (29), of Elgitha Drive, Thurcroft, threatened to post sexually explicit images and videos of his former girlfriend online and bombarded her with phone calls.

Frisby has 15 previous convictions for 23 offences, including eight previous convictions for harassment spanning a ten-year period in respect of four different partners.

His latest victim told police: “People warned me about him and I wish I had listened.”

Frisby was jailed for 40 months after pleading guilty at Sheffield Crown Court on Friday (4).

The court heard he had met his latest victim via a dating website in May 2019 and, a few months into their relationship, he had been remanded into custody after breaching a restraining order against his previous partner.

Upon his release, he returned to live with the victim but their relationship ended in January this year.

Prosecutor Mr Ian Goldsack said: “He started to bombard her with text messages. She asked him to stop but he persisted.” 

Frisby would call her up to 50 times a day, Mr Goldsack said, and claimed she owed him money for plumbing work he had done at her home.

He had told the woman that if she didn’t pay he would make public sexually explicit videos and pictures of her.

“There were a number of pictures and videos she had been aware of that he had created,” said Mr Goldsack.

“He sent her copies of them as proof he would carry out the threat.”

Father-of-two Frisby also hacked the woman’s Facebook account and called her three times as she gave a statement to police in February.

“One of these calls was intercepted by the officer she was with, who asked him to stop,” said Mr Goldsack.

Frisby had also sent the woman a photograph of lines of cocaine and told her he had been using drugs again because of her, said Mr Goldsack.

The victim told police he was a manipulative person and had sent her this to make her feel sorry for him.

He then went to her home and threw stones at her window. 

During that night, the woman received 81 missed calls, 135 WhatsApp messages and 40 video calls from Frisby.

Mitigating, Mr Chris Brewin, said his client knew his behaviour towards the complainant, and other complainants, had been “appalling”, adding: “He knows full well that it’s not mitigation for him to say that he can’t deal with break-ups of relationships and then goes on drink and drug binges.”

Recorder Darren Preston said Frisby had made the woman’s life “hell” — adding: “You have an appalling history of harassment against women.”

Probation intervention and minimal custodial sentences had not worked in the past, he said.

“You present a risk to any woman you form a relationship with,” said Mr Preston who also handed Frisby a restraining order.

“The risk is more psychological than physical, especially when you misuse drugs and alcohol.

“You don’t understand boundaries and blame your offending on women.”


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