Admitting his guilt
Charlottetown educator Gregory Campbell pleads guilty to harassment counts
A harassment trial came to an abrupt halt Friday following a guilty plea by a Charlottetown vice-principal.
Gregory Campbell, 50, pleaded guilty to a criminal harassment charge of repeatedly following the victim.
Campbell pleaded guilty on the first day of his trial Wednesday to a second criminal harassment charge that dealt with repeatedly communicating with the victim.
The victim testified Wednesday that after ending her relationship with Campbell, the man embarked on an obsessive campaign to communicate with her and rekindle the relationship.
Campbell sent hundreds of texts and emails to the victim. They went unanswered.
The victim also told the court of Campbell following her in his car and appearing at different places she was frequenting, from her gym to her workplace.
The victim also reported seeing Campbell regularly drive past her apartment. He also at times entered her secure building and knocked on her door stating he wanted to talk.
Campbell even once confronted the victim as she sat in her car.
Campbell followed the victim as she got out of her vehicle and started walking up the street.
“I’m constantly looking in my rearview mirror,’’ she told the court Wednesday.
“My life has beena living hell so it needs to end.’’
The Crown stayed a breach of undertaking charge Friday.
Provincial court Judge John Douglas granted the Crown’s request Friday to ban the publication of any information that would identify the victim, but no such ban wasin place during the first day of the trial Wednesday.
Douglas ordered a pre-sentence report be prepared for a sentencing hearing on March 8.