'˜Wicked' Gosport man set out to destroy former partner's life

A HARASSMENT victim bullied and threatened by her lying former partner has said: '˜I cannot fathom how someone can be so evil.'

Tuesday, 4th December 2018, 9:24 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 8:24 am
Param Lotay, 25, of Brodrick Avenue, Gosport, was jailed for two years at Portsmouth Crown Court

Param Lotay was branded arrogant as he was jailed by a judge for a '˜wicked course of behaviour' in harassing his ex-partner.

Portsmouth Crown Court heard the 25-year-old, of Brodrick Avenue, Gosport, told her parents intimate personal details of their relationship, causing a '˜rift' in her family.

Prosecutor Christopher Stopa said Lotay sent a '˜considerable amount' of documents to the woman's parents knowing they would pass them on.

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Param Lotay, 25, of Brodrick Avenue, Gosport, was jailed for two years at Portsmouth Crown Court

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Deceiving Lotay even went to county court in a bid to get a non-molestation order against the woman using '˜fabricated' claims.

The defendant, who had been applying for a job with police, had also made serious but fabricated allegations to the National Crime Agency, police forces and the intelligence service MI5.

Jailing him for two years, judge Timothy Mousley QC said: '˜You repaid her affection with a wicked course of behaviour compounded by the repeated disgraceful suggestions that she was the one behind the messages that were sent.

'˜I entirely reject that contention. She was obviously telling the truth.

'˜Your arrogance made you believe that you would be believed rather than her and the jury would reject what she said.

'˜You were attempting to control her and coerce her by bullying and threatening and it was all designed to maximise her distress.'

Judge Mousley added: '˜You persistently followed her, threatened her, and intimidated her.'

Lotay, who briefly volunteered for community newspaper the Gosport Globe before he was kicked out following his arrest, was convicted of perverting the course of justice and two charges of harassment causing distress in 2016-17 after a trial.

In a victim statement, the woman said: '˜I cannot fathom how someone can be so evil wanting to destroy a person to the point of them becoming a completely different person.'

Ex-University of London student Lotay, who denied all charges, was cleared of making malicious communications.

Edward Hollingsworth, mitigating, said there had been a delay in dealing with the case but '˜ultimately it's his fault because he chose to contest it'.

Praising the victim who gave evidence in court, the judge said: '˜She remains a person of great resilience '“ some might even say remarkable resilience.'