A MAN has pleaded guilty to a breach of a non-molestation order by contacting a woman through text and social media.
Rafal Lallowska (37), with an address listed as Hugomont Avenue, Ballymena, committed an offence in the summer.
A prosecutor told Ballymena Magistrates Court the woman had been contacted on Facebook Messenger and by text including one which said: “I love you very much no matter what happened in the past. You looked really pretty in the park today, you always look very pretty.”
Details of the messages were read out in court by the prosecutor and one of the messages said: “When I’m worried I miss you to hug and tell me it is OK just like you used to. I feel like crying because I miss you so much”.
The prosecutor said there was a text message offering Birthday wishes which also said: “The best thing that happened in my life is that I met you, remember that. You will always be in my heart”.
The court heard the defendant contacted the woman the next day to say he was “depressed and the tablets aren’t helping, I miss you”.
When arrested the defendant told police he had texted only to wish Happy Birthday and said he had not received the last Non-Molestration Order.
A defence lawyer said the couple had parted after a long time together and the relationship had become “fraught”.
She said the defendant accepted breaching the Order but said the tone of the contact was non-intimidatory and the defendant “did not mean any harm”.
She said the defendant was apologetic.
The lawyer told the court the defendant is originally from Poland and has no criminal record.
At Ballymena Magistrates Court the defendant was fined £250.