A vile ex-boyfriend made rape and death threats before posting an explicit photo and personal details of his former lover online.
However, Andrew Rennie avoided being placed on the Sex Offenders Register as a sheriff ruled there was no “significant sexual element” to his behaviour.
Rennie was placed under social work supervision for two years and made subject to a non-harassment order for the same period.
Sheriff Jillian Martin-Brown also ordered Rennie to inform social workers if he was getting involved in any new relationship with another woman.
Air BnB bust-up
Dundee Sheriff Court heard how Rennie, 44, hurled her suitcase and belongings over a banister during a drunken bust-up while the couple were staying in an Air BnB.
Despite him ending the relationship a few months later, he carried on plaguing the woman with more than 200 phone calls in which he made death and rape threats.
Fiscal depute Calum Gordon told the court: “On 19 November 2021 they attended an Air BnB.
“On 20 November the accused started drinking from the morning until the late afternoon when he fell asleep.
“At 5.30pm she woke the accused. He immediately became abusive.
“There was an argument and at 10.30pm she went out into the close because of the tension.
“The accused threw her suitcase over the banister.
“She collected her items and returned. He began throwing items around the room.
“She contacted police but he was released without charge.”
Vile phone abuse and online image
The fiscal continued: “On 4 February 2022 she informed him she would not be spending time with him that weekend.
“The accused ended the relationship.
“Between 4 and 21 February the accused called her 206 times, leaving voice mails and text messages.
“He called her ‘a toxic lying c**t, slut, whore, mutant and spastic’.
“He was threatening to rape and kill her.
He instructed her to prostitute herself.
“He questioned her faithfulness and was telling her he put her phone number on a dating website.
“She checked the website and observed her phone number, place of work and an intimate image of herself.”
Couple met online
Rennie later turned up uninvited at her home.
When he was arrested by police, Rennie, from Montrose, admitted sending the messages and said he did it while he was under the influence of alcohol.
Rennie admitted engaging in a course of behaviour which caused his former partner fear or alarm at various locations around Falkirk and Montrose between November 20 2021 and February 21 2022.
Solicitor Sarah Russo, defending, told the court: “He met the complainer on an online site.
“Reading between the lines there were certain jealousies and issues with trust.
“During the period they were in a relationship he was drinking heavily and he accepts he has had difficulty with alcohol on and off through the years.
“He does understand his behaviour towards the complainer was unacceptable.
“He describes himself as embarrassed and ashamed of his behaviour.”