Stalker Antony Mantova breaches further court order in Prestatyn
- 28 August 2013
- From the section North East Wales
A stalker has admitted, for a second time, breaching a court order not to harass a Denbighshire singer.
Anthony Mantova was jailed in July 2012 for 18 weeks after admitting harassing singer Chloe Hopkins, 20, a former Miss Prestatyn.
In November he was jailed for 28 days for breaching a restraining order and on Wednesday admitted another breach at Prestatyn Magistrates Court.
Sentencing was adjourned until 19 September.
Mantova was originally jailed after the court heard he fell out with Miss Hopkins, who he met in a pub.
He sent her text messages, emails and made sexually-motivated comments on social networking site Facebook.
He also followed her and had her name tattooed on his chest.
Magistrates imposed an indefinite restraining order banning him from contacting the victim or creating any communication about her.
In November he was jailed for another 28 days after admitting breaching the restraining order by contacting her through Facebook.
Speaking last November, Miss Hopkins said the case led to her taking an overdose.
Describing her feelings at the time, she told BBC Wales: "I don't know who my friends are anymore, I don't know who I am anymore...and I just thought...going would be the only way".
On Wednesday, prosecutor Peter Humphrey Jones told the court Mantova, of Meliden, "tagged" the Facebook page of Miss Hopkins's boyfriend Daniel Parry and placed a picture on it with an offensive word.
Mantova, who has multiple sclerosis and appeared in court in a wheelchair, had originally denied the breach and a trial was due to take place, but he changed his plea.
He is due to appear for sentence at Mold Crown Court, and his bail conditions ban him from contacting Miss Hopkins or her boyfriend.
Mantova was also told not to access social networking sites.