Criminal Harassment (Sentencing Cases)

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Case Digests

Case Name Sentence Summary
R v EC & DP,
2018 CanLII 14036 (NL PC), per Gorman J
4 months CSO Summary of case is pending.
R v Wade,
2016 SKQB 177 (CanLII), per Zuk J
Suspended The offender plead guilty to harassment for making persistent emails of her son. She was 61 years old and self employed as an editor. She had a prior related record.
R v Kapoor
2012 ABPC 299 (CanLII), per Fradsham J
9 months
R v Wall,
2013 SKQB 239 (CanLII), per Keene J
4 months CSO + 1 yr prob. The offender was convicted of harassment for making several hundred phone calls to the victim. He banged on the complainant's door for 2 hours. He had an unrelated record for assault causing bodily harm. Judge also imposed 10 year firearm prohibition.
R v Hildebrandt,
[2012] OJ No 1157, 2012 ONSC 1685 (CanLII), per Blishen J
Suspended
R v Frank
2012 NSPC 5 (CanLII), per Derrick J
offender called victim dozens of times--related record for harassment of daughter--also convicted for contact breaches
R v May,
2012 ONSC 6797 (CanLII), [2012] OJ No 5673, per Heeney J
discharge
R v Morton
2011 ABCA 352 (CanLII), per Paperny JA
18 months harass over 3 years
R v Regula
2012 ABPC 62 (CanLII), per Sully J
Suspended criminal harassment, no record, plead guilty, age 21.
R v Pletz,
2010 SKQB 14 (CanLII), per Malone J
3 months CSO + 3 yr prob. The offender was convicted of harassment for writing letters to the victim's mother and employer. He also parked his car near the victim's house.
R v Jeffries,
[2010] OJ No 3108 (*no CanLII links)
suspended
R v Lauzon,
2009 ONCJ 666 (CanLII), [2009] OJ No 5830, per Brophy J
suspended
R v Devereaux,
2007 CanLII 18 (NL PC), [2007] N.J. No. 4, per Porter J
Suspended
R v Brake,
2007 CanLII 43483 (NL PC), per Porter J
12 months + Pr The offender was convicted of harassment in relation to his ex-wife. He had repeatedly called her. He had a significant criminal record.
R v Marsden,
[2004] BCJ No. 2112, 2004 BCPC 369 (CanLII), per Kitchen J
discharge
R v Kelly,
[2004] N.J. No. 18 (P.C.), 2004 CanLII 18861 (NL PC), per Porter J
30 days "The accused had parked outside the victims’ house and contacted her by telephone."
R v Strickland,
[2004] N.J. No. 368 (P.C.), 2004 CanLII 34911 (NL PC), per Porter J
6 months "The offender had left a message on the victim’s answering machine indicating that: 'if I can't have you, then nobody will.'"
R v Basha,
2002 CanLII 23570 (NL PC), per Gorman J
5 months + Pr
R v Simms,
2002 CanLII 14769 (NL PC), per Gorman J
5 months + Pr
R v Biden,
2001 SKCA 7 (CanLII), per Vancise JA
6 months CSO The offender was convicted of criminal harassment. He wrote multiple disparaging letters to the victim, her family, friends and employer, attempting to assassinate her character. He also followed the victim at home and work.
R v Bailey,
1998 CanLII 13318 (NL CA), per Cameron JA (2:1)
6 months CSO + Pr
R v Meehan,
[1998] N.J. No. 3, 1998 CanLII 13314 (NL SC), 1998 CanLII 18761 (NL SC), per Barry J
9 months CSO + Pr