Woman guilty of stalking campaign against ex-boyfriend and his two new partners

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/woman-guilty-of-stalking-campaign-against-exboyfriend-and-his-two-new-partners-a3285226.html

 

A woman has been convicted of stalking after she created hundreds of hoax crime reports to harass her ex-boyfriend and his new partners.

During her vendetta, Sandra Danevska sent 134 bogus online reports, which saw the Metropolitan Police create 170 dispatch logs.

Her actions led to her former boyfriend being implicated as a suspect for rape, acid attacks and stabbings – and the two women he went on to date being subjected to a traumatic online campaign.

Danevska, 38, of Winslow Road, Hammersmith, was found guilty on Wednesday of three counts of stalking involving serious alarm or distress.

She was also convicted of two counts of perverting the course of justice.

The court heard how Danevska and “victim one” had dated for a number of weeks around 10 years ago, and had another brief relationship in 2013 before he said he wanted to go back to simply being friends.

Danevska then subjected “victim one”, a 45-year-old man, and the two women who he later went out with to repeated stalking and harassment.

She set up bogus social media profiles and fake email addresses in her ex-boyfriend’s name to send threatening and malicious messages to other people, and used various mobile phones to make dozens of silent calls and send text messages to him.

In 2014, Danevska began sending “victim one” almost daily emails from unknown accounts commenting on things he had done during the day, leading him to fear he was being followed.

She created 134 hoax online crime reports using the details of 60 different people to implicate him as a suspect in crimes – which led to police visiting his home 42 times and his workplace 10 times in response.

Among the many bogus allegations were claims that various made-up victims had been stabbed, raped or had acid thrown in their faces.

“Victim two”, a 34-year-old woman, went out with Danevska’s former boyfriend in 2010 and also became the target of her campaign, receiving numerous threatening and malicious text messages and emails.

Danevska set up several social media accounts and email addresses in her name, which again were used to send threatening messages to other people.

“Victim three” had also been a girlfriend of “victim one” – having dated him between October 2012 and October 2013.

Police visited her address several times responding to reports of crime, supposedly created by her.

She also received numerous malicious messages from Danevska sent from various social media accounts, some of which commented on her movements during the day.

A police investigation into the harassment began in 2011, but Danevska had covered her tracks so well that police were unable to identify her as the culprit.

It was only in 2015 that a series of bogus social media profiles were traced to addresses across London.

Danevska was employed as a nanny by the householders at the addresses, and police obtained a warrant to search her home in May 2015.

They seized SIM cards, computer equipment and a diary in which she had noted the movements of “victim one”, and in September 2015, she was charged with the offences.

Danevska will be sentenced on Friday, August 26.

Detective Constable Dean Puzey, of Hammersmith and Fulham CID, said: “This woman’s actions caused her victims unimaginable distress.

“Danevska stalked multiple victims and used social media and the police crime reporting system to make their lives intolerable.

“Her ex-boyfriend, an entirely innocent man, found himself a suspect for rape, stabbings and acid attacks – the impact on his life in particular was horrendous.

“Her actions also caused a massive waste of police time. Throughout Danevska’s campaign, 17 of London’s 32 boroughs responded to bogus reports of crime as a result of her malicious calls; her vendetta was a huge drain on police resources.

“Thankfully cases of multiple stalking are very rare and, despite all her efforts to avoid detection, we have finally been able to bring her to justice.”

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