Serial social media stalker faces jail

Dundee Sheriff Court
Dundee Sheriff Court

A social media stalker who left four victims terrified by bombarding them with messages through Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook - before posting notes through their doors and on their cars - was today facing jail.

Kieran Dorian left his victims fearful, shaken and terrified during his campaigns of harassment against them.

And in a separate set of charges he went on to assault a police officer by spitting blood at her after making lewd remarks to her and threatening to rape her.

Dorian knew all his victims from his schooldays in Dundee - becoming obsessed with them individually over the course of four years.

He went to one woman’s door at 3am - and stayed there until 7am before insisting he walk her to work.

Dorian later put a “rambling, nonsensical” love letter through the woman’s door on Christmas Eve.

He spotted one of his victims on a bus in 2014 and didn’t speak to her - before going home and bombarding her with Facebook messages.

Another was spotted by Dorian at her work - before she emerged and found him sitting staring at her.

He then went home and bombarded her with 50 Snapchat messages before sending her a video of him scrolling through her Twitter feed.

Fiscal depute Eilidh Robertson told Dundee Sheriff Court: “He made repeated reference to wanting to have sex with her and asking to see her in her underwear.

“That was reported to police which sparked an investigation in to his other victims.”

Miss Robertson said that in relation to Dorian’s police officer attack, the police officer was working on the “Safezone” bus parked near Dundee’s nightclubs to provide a safe haven to intoxicated people.

She said the accused attended with a head wound and swore at staff and “began jumping up and down”.

She added: “He made offensive remarks to the officer and made sexual comments to her. He then threatened to rape her.

“The accused then gathered up spit and blood in his mouth and spat it at the officer’s feet.

“He later made further sexual remarks, including about the officer’s mother.”

Dorian (20), of Hawthorn Grove, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, pleaded guilty on indictment to four charges of stalking committed between October 2011 and May 2015.

He further admitted charges of assault and behaving in a threatening and abusive manner on summary complaint.

Defence solicitor Doug McConnell said: “He has pled guilty to very serious charges.

“I have spoken to him many times about why his behaviour goes beyond anything else and into the criminal sphere and he is only just beginning to understand that now.”

Sheriff Alastair Carmichael deferred sentence until next month for social work background reports and imposed interim non-harassment orders preventing Dorian from contacting six women.

He said: “You cannot contact them in any way - not in person, by text, by social media, anything.”