Ad­mit­ting his guilt

Char­lot­te­town ed­u­ca­tor Gre­gory Camp­bell pleads guilty to ha­rass­ment counts

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE PROVINCE - BY JIM DAY

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.


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