10 Feb 2015

Serial stalker appeal underway

12:24 pm on 10 February 2015

The High Court has heard an appeal by a serial stalker with more than 200 convictions, who was sent back to prison for breaching his parole conditions.

Glenn Green was sentenced to a year in prison after being found guilty of breaching his parole conditions by writing letters and text messages to women, just days after being released from prison.

One of his conditions was not to form new relationships.

Green's lawyer Peter Broad has told the High Court in Auckland, where his appeal is taking place, that the term 'relationship' has to include reciprocal communication, and that did not happen.

But prosecutor, Mike Walker, said Green wrote to his probation officer the day after being sentenced to say he was already involved in new relationships and was able to phone and write to women from inside prison.

Mr Walker said that shows Green knew what the parole condition was trying to prevent.

Justice Thomas has reserved her decision.

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