A FOUR-month jail term is to be appealed by a 43-year-old man caught watching his ex-girlfriend from outside her home and getting into her car at a supermarket car park with a key she didn’t know he had.
Judge Olann Kelleher approved the defendant’s employer as a surety for the accused man to appeal his jail term.
A sum of €750 cash had to be lodged and the employer had to be approved as an independent surety, also set at €750.
Judge Kelleher warned the employer that he could lose the €750 if the accused man breached the terms of his recognisance while the appeal of the sentence was pending. The employer said he was aware of that.
The defendant’s solicitor, Brian Long, arranged for the accused man’s employer to come to Cork District Court for this matter.
Garda Chris Daly testified that he arrested the 43-year-old and charged him that, at a supermarket car park on April 13, the defendant contravened a safety order by entering his ex-partner’s car without her permission, using a key she had no knowledge of him possessing, putting her in fear for her safety.
Garda Aidan Barry charged him that, on Monday, May 25, the defendant was present where the applicant resides, putting her in fear by being present and watching.