Saturday 22 September 2018

Community Service for harasser

A man has been ordered to carry out 240 hours Community Service in lieu of a three year prison sentence for harassing a woman in Easkey.

Evan Clarke (54) of Main Street, Easkey, was convicted of harassing the woman on dates in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

The three year sentence was suspended for 15 years by Judge Keenan Johnson at Sligo Circuit Criminal Court last Monday 25th June on condition Clarke lived with his brother in Enniscrone while he's looking for accommodation in Sligo town.

"You're not to be living in Easkey again," Judge Johnson told Clarke.

He ordered Clarke to have no contact whatsoever with his victim for 15 years and to live away from Easkey.

The court heard Clarke was on the Housing List of Sligo County Council and was hoping to move to Sligo town. Clarke previously received a six month suspended sentence from the District Court for harassing another woman in Enniscrone.

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