GUILTY OF 13-YEAR REIGN OF TERROR
Businessman attacked three women
A businessman who claimed he had “never raised his hands to any woman” was convicted this week of attacking three of his then partners during a 13-year reign of terror.
But more serious historic charges against 41- year- old operations manager Jamie Doak, of abducting one of them and harassing a second, were found not proven at Perth Sheriff Court.
The jury of 10 men and five women took more than four hours to reach their verdicts late on Tuesday afternoon.
The accused, of Ruthven Street, Auchterarder, will be sentenced on October 11 after a background report has been prepared.
He was found guilty of assaulting Julie Mailer at a house in Garth
Terrace, Auchterarder, and during a car journey between Blackford and Auchterarder on various occasions between June 3, 2001, and August 10, 2005.
He seized her on the body and pushed and pulled her about, all to her injury, pushed her head against the car window on one occasion and on another threw a TV set towards her.
He also repeatedly pushed and seized Joanna Perret on the body on various occasions between October 7, 2006, and January 31, 2008, August 10, 2005, at the Dunning Hotel and at a flat in St Ninian’s Court, Heathcote Road, Crieff, all to her injury. He again attacked the same woman at the same house in Heathcote Road on January 5 or 6, 2008, by pushing and pulling her about and throwing her to the ground, to her injury.
But part of the charge which alleged that he abducted her, unplugged all the phones in the house and refused to allow her to leave was deleted.
Doak also struck Joanna Chac with household items and seized her by the body on various occasions between September 1, 2008, and May 31, 2014, at properties in Heathcote Road, Crieff, Glenorchil Place, Auchterarder, and four different houses in Blackford.
But an allegation that he grabbed her by the neck and on one occasion pushed her against a wall and restricted her breathing was deleted.
Pa r t- way t h rough the trial, following legal submissions from defence lawyer David Holmes, the sheriff ruled there was “no case to answer” to a charge of abducting Ms Chac by refusing to allow her to leave flats in Crieff and Blackford on various occasions between March 28, 2008, and September 11, 2012.
It had been alleged that he locked the doors and left her without keys.
Charges of abducting Ms Chac at a house in Moray Street, Blackford, on one occasion between September 1 and 30, 2012, and behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by repeatedly telephoning her and loitering outside her home between December 13, 2010, and April 18, 2015, were both found not proven.
Doak, who is a welder to trade, had his bail continued meantime.
Guilty Jamie Doak