‘Arrogant young man’ jailed for court order breaches

A man who showed a “flagrant disregard” for court orders was labelled “narcissistic” before being locked up for a year.

Joseph Tobias Jacob Barber was described as an “arrogant young man” by a judge at Bournemouth Crown Court after he failed to comply with a restraining order and a sexual harm prevention order.

Barber, 21, added a woman on social media platform Snapchat and sent her a message on January 31, 2020, which he was not permitted to do after a restraining order was made in September 2019.

In August last year the defendant, of Castleton Avenue, Bournemouth, was found to be in possession of two USB sticks and an SD card.

He had not notified police three days in advance of having them as set out in a sexual harm prevention order made on June 15, 2020.

The court heard this five-year prevention order was made following an application at Poole Magistrates’ Court rather than following a conviction for a relevant offence.

Prosecuting, David Jenkins said that the complainant in the restraining order case received a notification on her phone saying a follow request on Snapchat had been made by an account which included a name that was linked to the defendant.

Later that day she received a further notification which said the account had sent her a message directly.

She reported this to police and Barber was arrested the following day. In interview, he denied setting up the account.

However, police enquiries found the IP address used when setting up the account and sending the message was linked to his home address.

Barber failed to attend a voluntary interview and was subsequently arrested in April 2020. He denied the offence again but was charged.

A victim impact statement read by Mr Jenkins said that after the complainant received the notification she started crying straightaway.

She described being scared of the defendant and that she wanted him to leave her alone.

Mr Jenkins said in August of last year, police arrested Barber following reports of another offence at his home.

A search of his bedroom was carried out, which found the two USB sticks and an SD card. It was subsequently confirmed these had not been notified to police in the correct fashion.

Barber pleaded guilty to the sexual harm prevention order breach in the magistrates’ court. He had denied the restraining order breach before changing his plea as the case drew near to a crown court trial earlier this year.

In relation to the sexual harm prevention order, the judge said the defendant had !quite deliberately” led the prosecution, defence counsel and the court on a “merry dance”.

Judge Pawson jailed Barber for 12 months and issued a new five-year restraining order.

August 2020

Sex offender failed to attend police station

A sex offender has failed to attend police station to regsiter as a sex offender

Joseph Tobias Jacob Barber, aged 20 and of Castleton Avenue, Bournemouth, admits failing to attend a police station to make his initial registration within the required time period being a relevant offender within the terms of Section 80 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 on June 22.

Fined £150. To pay £34 surcharge and £85 costs.

June 2019

Teenager admits harassment

Joseph Tobias Jacob Barber, aged 19 and of Castleton Avenue, Bournemouth, admits harassing a person in Bournemouth on dates between November 11 and 28 2018 by continuing to message her on social media after being told by police that further contact was unwanted.

Community order made.

The defendant must comply with a rehabilitation activity requirement for 20 days and carry out 80 hours of unpaid work. Restraining order made until June 2021. To pay an £85 surcharge, to pay £85 costs.