A college student smeared his girlfriend with dog feces and threatened to rape her, leaving her terrified, a court has heard.
Fabian Toole, 20, left his now too scared ex-girlfriend to leave her home after physically assaulting her and sending her a series of threatening text messages.
Toole, who admitted to controlling his former lover at Maidstone Crown Court, was given a suspended prison sentence but was told he was spared from prison “on edge”.
The court heard that Toole and his victim started a relationship in August 2019, but a few months later, in November of the same year, he became violent.
On one occasion, when she jokingly threw chocolate at him as they watched a horror movie, he retaliated by hitting her in the stomach and then in the chest, the court heard.
Prosecutor Jessica Goldring said that on another occasion, while on a bike ride, Toole got on the woman’s bike, pushed her into a bush, wiped her dog feces and threatened to rape her.
On another occasion, he drove dangerously with her in his car and punched her in the thigh and hand, bruising her, before swerving the car across the road, learned the court.
In threatening texts, Toole told him: “I’m going to beat your ass at work” and “I’m going to rape you tomorrow and break your back”.
He also threatened to post an ad from Gumtree that offered him an erotic service and included private photos of her, leading him to contact the police.
In a statement read to the court, the victim described how the behavior affected her, saying: “I had a hard time coming to terms with what happened.
“I blamed myself, but now I know it wasn’t my fault and he’s a horrible person.
“I suffered from PTSD [post traumatic stress disorder] following his behavior, I have nightmares where he rapes me.
“His actions made me suicidal, embarrassed and insecure. When I hear a car pull up in front of my house, I’m afraid it’s him, I’m afraid of another future abusive relationship. “
Toole’s advocate Craig Evans, who now works at a factory, said he understood his behavior and actions and recognized the impact of his actions, hence his guilty plea.
Toole, of East Peckham, Kent, was sentenced to two years in prison, suspended for two years.
He must also follow a “building better relationships” program and attend 20 days of rehabilitation.
Toole was also placed on a six-month electronic curfew and ordered to pay his victim £ 1,000 in compensation plus £ 40 in prosecution costs.