A young Aberdeen dad has appeared in court after causing the mother of his children “anxiety and annoyance” by phoning her more than 100 times to complain about cancelled Father’s Day plans.
Owen Jenkins was fined £455 when he was sentenced at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday.
The 20-year-old, of Sandilands Drive, admitted “persistently” phoning Violet Martin on Monday, June 18, and Tuesday, June 19.
He accepted that the calls were made “for the purpose of causing her annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety”.
Fiscal depute Gavin Letford said the couple had two children together before their separation in March.
He added that Ms Martin alerted police after her former partner bombarded her with unsolicited calls from an unidentified phone number.
Mr Letford said: “She could hear his voice and he wanted to discuss contact arrangements for his children.
“There were in excess of 100 calls over a 24-hour period.”
Defence agent, Stuart Beveridge, said Jenkins reacted after Ms Martin cancelled plans for him to see his two children on Father’s Day – which was Sunday, June 17 – at “the last minute”.
Mr Beveridge added: “He wanted to find out why she did that, but the calls were not threatening or abusive.
“The persistence of the calls was the problem, the sheer number of times he did it caused her annoyance and distress.”
Sheriff Graham Buchanan fined Jenkins £300 for making the calls, and imposed a further penalty of £155 for missing prior court appearances.