Thursday 22 August 2019

Woman facing harassment charge after 'chasing ex on street and hacking social media accounts' back in court

Emma Butt allegedly hacked into her ex’s social media accounts
Emma Butt allegedly hacked into her ex’s social media accounts
Andrew Phelan

Andrew Phelan

A sound engineer accused of carrying out a campaign of harassment against her ex-boyfriend was re-arrested and taken to court in custody after failing to turn up for a previous hearing.

Emma Butt (29), who allegedly hacked into her ex's social media accounts and blogged about their break-up, appeared before Dublin District Court after gardaí executed a warrant for her arrest. However, after Judge Anthony Halpin granted her bail and released her from custody, she left the courtroom without signing her bail bond.

Judge Halpin then vacated his bail ruling and instead made no order. Ms Butt, of Riverside Grove, Coolock, was accused of harassing her ex-partner at various locations between February 1 and May 30, 2015.

Among the allegations the court heard was that she moved two doors down from the man's apartment after their split and chased him down a road.

A warrant had been issued for her arrest when she failed to appear in court in September. On Wednesday, gardaí took her to court in custody after executing that warrant.

Irish Independent

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