A STALKER has admitted breaching a court order not to harass a town’s former beauty queen.
In July, 2012, Anthony Mantova was jailed for 18 weeks after pleading guilty to harassing 20-year-old singer Chloe Hopkins, a former Miss Prestatyn.
Magistrates imposed an indefinite restraining order banning Mantova from contacting the victim or creating any communication about her.
The court heard that Mantova, who suffers from multiple schlerosis fell out with Miss Hopkins, with whom he had been friendly, and sent her numerous text messages and e-mails, made sexually motivated Facebook comments and followed her. He also had her name tattooed on his chest.
In November he was jailed for another 28 days after admitting breaching the restraining order by contacting her through Facebook, and on Wednesday, at Prestatyn magistrates’ court, he pleaded guilty to another breach.
Prosecutor Peter Humphrey Jones told the court that on March 19, Mantova, 35, of The Grove, Meliden, Prestatyn, “tagged” Miss Hopkins’ boyfriend’s Facebook page, placing a photograph of her on it and calling her a “slut”.
Mantova, who appeared in court in a wheelchair, had originally denied the breach and a trial was due to take place yesterday but he changed his plea at the last minute.
The magistrates bailed him to appear for sentence at Mold Crown Court on September 19.
Among the bail conditions are that he must not contact Miss Hopkins or her boyfriend Daniel Parry, and must not access any social networking site.