Young man used Facebook to threaten to hurt, kill and rape woman, court hears
A young man threatened to rape and kill a woman via Facebook as he terrorised her, a court heard.
Joshua Thomas, 21, pleaded guilty to putting a woman in fear of violence by harassment between May 2015 and April this year.
Teesside Crown Court was told that he:
• Assaulted her, hitting her head against the stairs of a Middlesbrough home;
• Punched her in the face following an argument about Facebook;
• Sent her messages by Facebook threatening to hurt, kill and rape her;
• Punched her while grabbing her mobile phone;
• Pinned her to a bed and began to strangle her;
• Pinned her to a bed on... read more
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