A LEFT woman falsely accused her ex of assaulting her and branded his new girlfriend a “Mexican Shrek” in a hate campaign.
Emily Connolly, 25, shared a photo on Facebook of her nursing a facial injury and then blamed Alex Schooler.
The soldier, who had only been dating Connolly for two weeks, was banned from seeing his children because of the false accusation.
He was also bombarded with abusive messages from Connolly, who told him: “Only a fat troll would love you. Look at your skin, you’re making me sick.”
The stalker also swore: “I will stab you. I will make your life a misery. I will ruin you.”
In further vile texts, Connolly targeted Alex’s new girlfriend, branding her a “Mexican Shrek” and a “fat guy”.
She was now spared a prison sentence and instead received a nine-week prison sentence, suspended for two years.
Warrington Magistrates’ Court heard how Connolly trolled Alex by “isolating” him from friends and family in a twisted attempt to rekindle their romance.
The former couple briefly dated in March this year, but he ended things when he found out Connolly had problems with alcohol.
She then began waging a frightening hate campaign against him and his loved ones, culminating in the fake abuse post.
Connolly shared the picture of her with a bloody face to Alex’s former partner and claimed he had been “aggressive” towards her.
He said: “She said I had inflicted the injuries on her, but it was an old injury and she had shown me that injury before during our relationship. Because of this lie, my ex-partner refused access to my children because she fears that I may pose a danger to her.
“’Emily even made comments about my skin condition. She knows how insecure I am about this. She obviously chose those words to cause distress. She sent the picture to family members and my mother saying I had attacked her. She posted it on Facebook saying I had attacked her at home, but quickly took it back.
“She tried to cause problems with my family and isolate me from my support network to get me to take her back. I have made it clear that I do not want any further contact. Yet she continues to call me and threaten me.
“It had a really damaging effect on my psyche. I was prevented from seeing my children. I’m constantly nervous and waiting for it Threatening or abusive phone call.”
Connolly admitted online harassment and sending threatening and false messages.
In addition to a suspended sentence, she was ordered to complete a six-month mental health program, 90 days of alcohol abstinence monitoring and 20 days of rehabilitation activities.
She was also given a two-year restraining order banning her from contact with Alex and his girlfriend and was ordered to pay costs of £154 and a victim surcharge.
Passing sentence, JP Eric Hodgson told her: “Given the aggravating element and the overall harm caused to the victims, the offenses exceeded the custodial threshold.”
“However, we assume that there is a realistic prospect of rehabilitation in your case.”
“We will not award compensation because we have only punished you sufficiently and we believe it would be better to create a clear break between you and the victims.”