Meath man to be sentenced for text harassment

Meath man to be sentenced for text harassment

A Meath man employed with the Revenue Service is to be sentenced for sending disturbing text messages to his supervisor in which he threatened to rape women.

Derek Leggett of Tara Lawns, Ashbourne sent the woman 17 text messages saying things such as “I’m raping my next victim now.”

The court heard Mr Leggett had a grievance with his employers as he had requested a transfer which was refused.

The 52-year-old clerical officer in Customs and Excise at Dublin Airport pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to the harassment of his supervisor between January and March of last year.

He sent her text messages, with one having the single word 'kill' written 5 times.

He was found out when she rang the number he used and recognised his voice on his voicemail message.

He faces a maximum sentence of seven years imprisonment.

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