An Angus woman has admitted texting an explicit image of her ex-boyfriend’s private parts after the acrimonious breakdown of their long-term relationship.
Audra Brown’s solicitor said the offence was a classic example of “hell hath no fury” after the 44-year-old appeared in the dock at Forfar and admitted sending the offensive, menacing and explicit messages in May this year.
The court heard Brown, of Brechin had separated from her partner around a month before the May incident following around seven years together.
Depute fiscal Stewart Duncan said the man’s stepfather received a text around 6pm on May 7 containing offensive language and a demand that the accused’s car should be fixed or she would go to the police.
The message added: “I’ll get him charged if he doesn’t get out of this city, try me.”
Shortly after the accused then sent the explicit image, followed by further messages similar in threatening nature to the others.
A friend of the woman’s ex then also received messages saying that unless the former partner moved she would release pictures of him, adding that she had no alternative to contacting him because she had been blocked by the man.
Police were eventually called and Brown, of River Street, Brechin confirmed she had sent the messages, saying it was “childish”.
Defence solicitor Billy Rennie said: “The explanation of hell hath no fury springs to mind — essentially that is what this is about.
“The relationship was over, she has a limited record and nothing for six years.
“This involved another person and damage to her car and they were sent to effectively embarrass him — there was no sexual motive.
“She has no intentions of resuming the relationship.”
Mr Rennie said a deferral of sentence might be the best course of action.
“There have been relationship reconciliations in the past and in a way a deferral would help her stay away from any prospect of that. Her anger at the situation was the problem which arose here.”
Sheriff Jillian Martin-Brown deferred sentence until November for good behaviour.