An abusive man who sent terrifying messages to his father’s partner over Facebook because he claimed his dad owed him money is due to be sentenced.
Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard how Jonathan Slater, 34, of Houfton Road, Bolsover, sent insulting messages to his father’s partner including sexual threats and death threats.
Prosecuting solicitor Ian Shaw said the complainant is the partner of Mr Slater’s father and she said there had been difficulties with the defendant because he has taken the view that his dad owes him money.
Mr Shaw said Slater resorted to sending messages to the complainant which are “quite vile” and have caused great upset. The messages make reference to raping and committing violence, according to Mr Shaw, and that she should commit suicide.
Mr Shaw explained the messages include threats that any failure to return the money would result in raping and the chopping off of his father’s partner’s head. They also include comments about the kidnapping of a relative of the complainant and urinating on the grave of relatives of hers, according to Mr Shaw.
Slater, who has previous convictions for threats and criminal damage, pleaded guilty, that at Matlock and elsewhere in November, he caused his father’s partner to fear violence would be caused against her by the sending of offensive Facebook messages.
Defence solicitor Julie Page said Slater began offending after the breakdown of his relationship with his father over claims that a considerable sum of money was owed to him. Ms Page added other messages were simply derogatory or offensive. Magistrates committed the case to Derby Crown Court for sentencing on May 30 and it has been further adjourned until September 8.