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Stalker who battered woman and sent nude photos of her to relatives jailed

A man who battered a woman before launching a spiteful stalking campaign which included sending nude photos of her to her brother has been jailed.

Denver Holt, 28, from Northfield, repeatedly punched the mother-of-three in the face during an attack in a van on October 26 last year. He then left the woman sitting there with bruising to her face and two loose teeth without bothering to call an ambulance before he was arrested four days later.

Birmingham Crown Court heard that following his release on bail, Holt bombarded the woman with up to 100 messages each day and threatened to post intimate pictures of her on Facebook so her family could see them. Prosecutor Alison Scott-Jones said the woman was ‘physically sick’ after receiving a call from her father last November saying her brother had been sent a nude photo of her along with an intimate video through social media.

 

Holt admitted assault and stalking and was jailed for 18 months.

In a statement the woman described how she has become a ‘shell’ of her former self and still fears what he might do. Just days before the images were sent, the court heard she arrived home to find her front door open after Holt messaged to say he had stabbed her television and smashed up her room.

Defending, Joshua Kern told the court Holt was committed to taking steps to address his behaviour. The events management worker was deeply ashamed of his actions, he added.