Four years in prison for man who assaulted and stalked ex-partner
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A Northampton man who hid a camera inside his former partner’s home in order to secretly record her conversations has been jailed for four years.
Jamie Robinson, aged 32, appeared before Northampton Magistrates’ Court on December 1, 2021, where he admitted one charge of actual bodily harm against the woman on July 26 last year, one charge of common assault on July 17, and one count of stalking involving fear of violence between June 26 and October 15.
The stalking charge relates to Robinson turning up at various places unexpectedly, including at the woman's home and workplace, and using digital devices to stalk her as well, including hiding a camera within her home to listen to her and record her conversations without her knowledge.
On one occasion, he stalked her to a hotel in Northampton where she was staying with a friend and booked himself into an adjacent room.
At Northampton Crown Court last week (January 20), he was sentenced to four years in prison and also issued with a ten-year restraining order.
Lead Investigator - PC Thomas Rosignoli, of the Domestic Abuse Team, said: “I welcome the sentence handed down to Jamie Robinson yesterday as it reflects his calculated, obsessive behaviour, and the extreme lengths he went to in order to try and keep this woman in his grip.
“The woman in this case has shown great bravery in standing up to Robinson and reporting his awful actions to us. I hope the conclusion of this case allows her some closure and an opportunity to move on and hopefully find someone who will treat her well, as she deserves.
“To hide a camera in someone’s home is a gross invasion of their privacy and the level of stalking involved in this case has thankfully been reflected in the length of the sentenced handed out.
“Northamptonshire Police takes all forms of domestic abuse incredibly seriously. If you are affected by it, please have confidence in reporting it to us – we will listen, we will believe you, and we will support you throughout our investigation.”