Spurned lover sent sex DVD to fam­ily

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A HAIR­DRESSER se­cretly filmed sex ses­sions with his mar­ried lover — and then sent a DVD to her chil­dren af­ter she broke off the af­fair.

Justin Sears, 42, bom­barded the mother of four with 10,000 abu­sive phone calls and text mes­sages and crashed into her car when she ended the two-year re­la­tion­ship.

He also forced his way into her car and cut her waist-length hair al­most to the scalp.

Last week, Sears was jailed for two years af­ter plead­ing guilty to ha­rass­ment and two charges of as­sault.

Wood Green Crown Court heard that the wo­man ended the af­fair af­ter her hus­band found out. But Sears’ at­tempts to woo her back turned from pleas to threats, and acts of ag­gres­sion.

The wo­man who de­scribes her­self as “tra­di­tion­ally Jewish” with chil­dren at Jewish schools, suf­fered re­peated ha­rass­ment be­tween May 2006 and Oc­to­ber 2007 un­til Sears was ar­rested and re­manded in cus­tody, Judge Anne Molyneux was told.

Tim Starkey, pros­e­cut­ing, said that the first in­ci­dent took place in May 2006. “The de­fen­dant crashed his car into her ve­hi­cle af­ter she told him that she did not want to see him any more.”

On July 30, 2006, af­ter a se­ries of unan­swered texts, he made abu­sive calls, which con­tin­ued into Oc­to­ber. “There were about 50 calls and text mes­sages of an abu­sive and ex­plicit na­ture,” he said. In Oc­to­ber, Sears, of Wood­ford, Es­sex, forced her to let him into her car, he added. “He or­dered her to come back to his home. He then started cut­ting her hair. She was scared and shak­ing with fear.”

The ha­rass­ment con­tin­ued and Sears rang the wo­man’s hus­band, warn­ing: “Next time it will not be her hair, but her throat.”

Sears then be­gan threat­en­ing to dis­trib­ute the DVD he had made of the cou­ple hav­ing sex.

“The DVD was of an ex­plicit na­ture with the de­fen­dant and the com­plainant en­gaged in sex­ual ac­tiv­ity. It was filmed with­out her knowl­edge or per­mis­sion,” said Mr Starkey. The court heard that Sears had sent a copy to two of the plain­tiff’s older chil­dren.

“He sent a num­ber of texts say­ing that he had shown the film to friends who had en­joyed it.

“He threat­ened to dis­trib­ute it to her son’s school shortly be­fore his bar­mitz­vah.”

On March 27 2007, Sears car­ried out an at­tack on the vic­tim and threat­ened her with a plas­tic knife.

Three weeks later he left a mes­sage: “Next time it is go­ing to be a proper knife. I am go­ing to kill you and cut your face.”

Wayne Cleaver, de­fend­ing, said: “He had the very deep­est emo­tional feel­ings for her. He ac­cepts he be­gan to over-re­act, and be­have in an in­ap­pro­pri­ate way.”

Judge Molyneux said that she had re­duced the sen­tence be­cause Sears was the main carer for his 80-year-old in­valid mother. He also has a dis­abled son.

The judge or­dered an ex­tended li­cence pe­riod of two years on his re­lease dur­ing which time he must at­tend a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence unit.

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