A POLISH man who became besotted by a lady who worked in a shop in Clonakilty was taken into medical care, a court has heard.
Judge James McNulty at Clonakilty District Court acknowledged that the shop assistant had become frightened of the 25-year old and was considering pressing charges for harassment.
However, when it emerged that the accused was willing to give an undertaking to go and live with his father in England in a few months’ time, after he has finished his medical treatment, he was dealt with on four lesser charges.
Krzysztof Jaskolski pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to leave the shop entrance as directed by Det Gda Shanley and to an offence of engaging in threatening or abusive words or behaviour on June 16th. The same charges were applied to a repeat offence on June 17th.
The court heard that the accused would stand at the door of the shop and stare in at the woman.
When asked to leave, the accused – who has very little English – would ignore the guard and this left the woman ‘in a distressed state’.
Since his arrest on June 17th, the accused has been in treatment.
Krzysztof Jaskolski was granted a conditional discharge on all four charges.
With the assistance of an interpreter, he agreed to three conditions laid down by the judge.
He agreed to enter into a bond to keep the peace for three years and to stay away from the woman in question; to complete the terms of his medical care; and not to return to West Cork anytime over the next three years.
Judge McNulty commended the gardai for the way they handled the case and the accused’s solicitor, Veronica Neville.
Of Ms Neville, he said: ‘She has shown commitment to a man who was very unwell and to a task that was challenging at every stage.’