MAN WHO TERRORISED EX PARTNER SENT BACK TO JAIL

first_imgJudge ordered man back to jail.A man who stalked his former girlfriend after breaking a safety order against him – has been sent back to jail after refusing to accept the order.One Garda, with almost 20 years service, gave evidence that Dawid Maciag’s victim, was the most frightened he had ever seen a person in all his years in the force. Maciag, 33, of Ard Adhannhain, Sallnagrane, Letterkenny was jailed in September for six months for refusing to heed and adhere to the conditions of the safety order made against him.The court heard that at a previous sitting at Letterkenny District Court on May 28th – a barring order was obtained against Maciag.However, despite initially adhering to the order – Mr Maciag then embarked on a stalking campaign in which he broke the order FIVE times during a TWO month period.Garda Emmet Brady disclosed the harrowing details to the court – and said that in all his seventeen years as a Garda he’d never seen a victim so terrified and scared of an ex-partner.Mr Maciag was seeking bail and early release from his prison sentence – but Garda Emmet Brady said the victim was at her wits end at the prospect of him being released.The court heard that Mr Maciag breached his safety order on August 9th, 10th, 30th and then again on September 5th and 8th and that was why he had been jailed.Recalling the final order breach, Emmet Brady told the court, “On September 8th, Mr Maciag spotted the applicant of the order inside the old Dunnes Stores near Oldtown.“He then entered the shop and gave the impression he was going to buy some items – his terrified ex-partner made a dash for the exit – but was followed by Mr Maciag.“She then crossed the road and entered a pharmacy, Mr Maciag stood at the entrance and said ‘I just want to talk to you.’“A member of the public noticed how distressed the young woman was and ordered Mr Maciag to stay outside the shop.”The court then heard that Gardaí were then called to the scene – and Mr Maciag was later arrested and subsequently jailed.Solicitor for the defendant Patsy Gallagher asked Gardaí Brady had Mr Maciag physically assaulted his ex-partner during any of the times he breached his order.Garda Brady responded said that at no time was the victim physically assaulted, but said she lived in constant fear and that it had a terrible impact on her life.Patsy Gallagher also asked did Mr Maciag threaten her at any stage, to which again Garda Brady responded, “No, he just kept asking her to let him to talk to her, it repeated constantly that they needed to talk.Patsy Gallagher then called his client to the stand and asked him did he accept the rules and regulations of the safety ordered against him.The court was left stunned when the defendant said, “No, I don’t accept the safety order, because it’s not me, it’s about other people.”Judge John Aylmer then asked Patsy Gallagher did his client understand the question, with the aid of his interpreter the question was relayed to him again and he gave the same response.Judge Aylmer said, “In light of this admission, there is no merit in the application before the court.”Judge Aylmer then allowed Mr Gallagher to speak to his client outside for five minutes to relay the question once again.However, when the hearing resumed, Mr Gallagher informed the court that his client refused to accept the safety order made against him.Judge Aylmer dismissed the application and Mr Maciag was led back to jail to serve the remainder of his six-month sentence.MAN WHO TERRORISED EX PARTNER SENT BACK TO JAIL was last modified: December 17th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BARRING ORDERcourtdonegalJUDGEletterkennylast_img read more

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