Pregnant Mansfield woman fled her home to escape ex-partner’s harassment

A pregnant Mansfield woman was forced to flee her home when her ex-partner bombarded her with messages urging her to have an abortion using black seed oil, a court has been told.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 6:01 pm

Donald Stocceni stood outside her home, called her from three different phones and sent messages from ‘numerous social media accounts’ over four days in January, said prosecutor Stella Moses.

She received ‘continual messages accusing her of cheating with someone else’ and he claimed he’d hacked her phone.

On one day alone he called her 74 times and sent 111 texts, which the woman found ‘very distressing’.

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Nottingham Magistrates Court.

When she tried to block him, he started using different numbers.

"Because of the aggressive nature of the messages she decided to leave her home," said Ms Moses.

In a statement the woman asked: "How can someone be so awful and suggest these things? I am really upset how someone could continue to suggest such ways to terminate my baby."

The court was told Stocceni ‘clearly indicated that he did not want the child’ and after that ‘she told him she didn't want anymore contact with him’.

But in a police interview, he said he was only trying to find out what the situation with their relationship was and that ‘he was desperate to contact her and find out why it ended’.

Anna Sood, mitigating, said Stocceni, who spoke via an Albanian interpreter, made full admissions and pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity.

"He realises he handled the situation badly,” she said. “He has shown remorse. He has learned his lesson.

"He didn’t want to be in the situation where they split up and she had another person’s child.”

Stocceni, 28, of Goldhill, Leicester, admitted harassment without violence when he appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on January 21.

District Judge Leo Pyle told him: "It's not about you or your wants. The victim was vulnerable. The offence is aggravated by your record."

He imposed a three-year restraining order banning him from contacting the woman, or her family, or entering the town where she now lives.

Stocceni received an eight-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, with 80 hours of unpaid work and 20 rehabilitation days. He must pay a £128 surcharge.

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