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One night stand stalker is jailed
Anita Debnath
The judge said Debnath showed no regret for what she had done
A woman who stalked and harassed an ex-colleague after a one night stand has been jailed for four years.

Anita Debnath, 37, from Hinckley, Leicestershire, took out loans in the name of Chay Ankers, 33, despite a 2005 court appearance and banning order.

She was found guilty of perverting the course of justice, forgery and loan fraud at Leicester Crown Court in May.

Sentencing Debnath, who denied the charges, the judge said she had shown no regret or remorse.

Gay website

Judge Christopher Plunkett told her: "It's quite plain from the recent psychiatric report that you do not believe you have done anything wrong... and you expressed the view that you have no problem upon which you need medical help.

"You are determined in your conduct and therefore I must face the possibility that you may repeat the conduct on a future occasion."

Chay Ankers
I've no feelings at all towards her. If I did, then she would have won
Chay Ankers

The computer science graduate was convicted of harassment in January last year and banned from ever contacting Mr Ankers, or his fiancee Melanie Hamlet, 31, again.

But within a month, she was concocting a new way of getting her revenge.

Debnath paid hackers to break into Mr Anker's computer and spread vicious rumours by e-mail.

She registered her victim on websites without him knowing - including a link with gay prisoners that resulted in him receiving a pornographic letter from an inmate in the United States.

She also tried to pervert the course of justice by writing to others while in custody, asking them to intimidate the pair and their relatives.

After the hearing, Mr Ankers and his current partner said they were facing up to the likelihood that Debnath will continue her campaign of harassment on her release.

Release date

Mr Ankers said: "I've no feelings at all towards her. If I did, then she would have won.

"My only satisfaction is that I'm going to be going home tonight and she isn't."

The judge gave Debnath a one-year sentence for breaching the conditions of the community order handed to her last year.

But the defendant was also told to serve three years in jail consecutively to that 12-month term for the offences she committed after that sentence hearing.

Debnath has already been in custody for a total of 20 months but she faces between four and 16 months more in jail, depending on her behaviour.


SEE ALSO
Woman guilty of stalking workmate
05 May 06 |  Leicestershire
Stalker accused of more offences
07 Jan 06 |  Leicestershire
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