A man from Wembley who stalked a woman over a year and a half has been jailed for a total of 29 months it has been revealed.
Rohit Sharma, 28, from Wembley was jailed at Isleworth Crown Court yesterday (15 May) after pleading guilty to stalking; harassment and failing to appear at court a police news report confirms.
The stalking began after the victim served him in a shop in Wembley on 11 November 2017. After that brief interaction, Sharma returned later that same day with his father and proposed that she marry him. Following that, his bizarre behaviour continues and he bombarded the victim with multiple messages on socials and texts.
The victim reported Sharma to police and in February 2018 he was issued with a harassment warning. However, his behaviour continued and the victim received up to 40 calls a day from Sharma as he watched her at her place of work. The Judge also ordered that Sharma who is an Indian national, be considered for deportation following his prison sentence.
In a statement, the victim said: “This whole experience has completely shattered my nerves, I have gone from being a confident young woman to constantly feeling scared and on edge. I have no desire to socialise or meet new people, which has really taken its toll and ruined the university experience I had always envisioned. I cannot understand why this male became so obsessed with me. It is so unfair and completely undeserved. I just want him to realise what he has done and to know that he cannot do this to me or anyone else. I now want to move on knowing that he is locked away and cannot harm or hurt anyone else like he has done to me.”
Detective Constable Nicola Kerry from the West Area Command Unit led the investigation which resulted in Sharma being jailed. She said: “Stalking and harassment has a devastating impact on the lives of those targeted. There is intrusion into the victim’s life, and they are left to feel vulnerable, distressed and threatened. Sharma was incessant in his pursuit of his victim. He would phone her up to 40 times a day and use around 15 different numbers to contact her, making it near impossible to block his calls, and would also get friends and relatives to contact her on his behalf. The victim has been left devastated by Sharma’s actions and I can only hope that his imprisonment offers some form of respite for her. She has shown immense bravery in reporting him to police and supporting this court case.”
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