Leigh James Carradice, who was 25 at the time of his trolling offence, was convicted at Preston Magistrates from breaking a restraining order, prohibiting him from contacting his former lover who took custody of his three children.
The court heard how Carradice set up a fake Facebook account to contact the single mother on 3 January 2013, even though he was banned from seeing her. Carradice was ordered by the court to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work and pay a victim surcharge of £60. The court did not order Carradice to pay any costs for the action brought against him.
In this case Carradice could be consider to clearly be committing cyberbullying, which has a trolling magnitude of 3 to 3.99. He may have contacted his estranged partner because he still thought fondly of her (i.e. a chatroom bob), or because he wanted to get back at her (i.e. like an e-venger).