The following article shows the type of hate and smear campaign waged against me is more common then most people realise, the only surprising thing is the amount of people who leap at the chance to get involved with such a campaign. The sheriff called the perpetrator a fantasist, in reality she is most likely a psychopath who is not capable of remorse and will only regret being caught after 3 terrible years for the targets of her abuse; the only reason for her campaign will be for her own enjoyment not for revenge or any other reason. In my case the abuse has gone on for much longer!
I would think the tools for the campaign used against me are similar such as fake social media profiles, pictures and ridiculous stories. Most people seem to ignore the fact that most of the information on the internet and social media is false and is there for manipulation purposes. It also demonstrates how one stalker can blight several lives and the article will only show the people they know about, there are probably hundreds of people who she has affected who are not lucky enough to obtain any form of justice.
I wonder how she got caught, it would appear to be because of the media coverage rather than any police investigation. The impression I have always been given is the police tend to side with the abuser in these kind of cases often becoming part of the problem for the target of abuse rather than any help.
Article taken from the Daily Record 17/07/2019.
Serial fantasist who stalked and terrorised ex pal caged for three-year hate campaign
Jill Sharp has been sentenced to 12 months for waging a twisted campaign of hate against Margaret and Steven Paton.
By Alan McEwen 04:30, 17 JUL 2019
Jill Sharp waged a twisted campaign of hate against Margaret and Steven Paton (Image: Daily Record)
A fantasist was jailed yesterday for stalking and terrorising a former friend as a sheriff branded her actions “disgraceful and wicked”.
Jill Sharp wept in the dock after being sentenced to 12 months for waging a twisted campaign of hate against the pal and her partner.
Sharp created fake online profiles as she carried out a sinister plot to torment Margaret and Steven Paton over a three-year period.
She sent emails to the couple’s workplaces with false claims that they were involved in criminal activity, including dealing drugs to kids. Sentencing her yesterday, Sheriff Douglas Kinloch said Sharp “succeeded” in ruining the Patons’ lives, leaving them on medication and unable to work for lengthy periods.
The sheriff said he’d considered calling for a psychiatric assessment of Sharp in a bid to shed light on her behaviour but he didn’t believe such a report could explain her “deliberate and malicious” crimes which showed a “high degree of planning”. After sentencing, Margaret said justice had been done. She added: “This woman caused so much damage to Steve and I over a period of years and it affected our jobs and our health. “To finally see her being led away in handcuffs felt like a huge weight was lifted from our lives.”
Victims Steven and Maggie Paton were targeted by Jill Sharp (Image: Daily Record)
The Record first exposed Sharp’s activities in February 2017 when we told how she stalked a man who had never met her and didn’t know who she was.
Sharp, of Airdrie, created a fake second life using photos Graham McQuet and his real fiancee Marianne Stirling put on social media.
We told how she copied their movements so she could be pictured in places they had visited, then posted loved-up images on social media. She also set up a fake Twitter account for her “boyfriend” and sent romantic messages between them. Sharp then told her friends online and in her local pub that Graham had proposed and they were marrying later this year.
However, mistakes in her pictures were spotted and friends realised the photos had been faked and tracked down Graham and Marianne. Victim Margaret believes Sharp dreamed up her bogus romance with Graham out of jealousy to copy her after she got engaged to Steven. Sharp would later launch a torrent of abuse against Margaret and her husband, blaming them for our stories about her fake fiancé.
Jill Sharp created a fake second life using photos of Graham McQuet and his real fiancée Marianne Stirling (Image: Internet Unknown)
Yesterday, Sharp, 33, appeared at Livingston Sheriff Court, where she had previously pled guilty to a charge under stalking laws. She admitted causing fear and alarm to Margaret and Steven between January 2014 and August 2017.
Yesterday’s hearing had been set aside for a legal debate after Sharp tried to withdraw her guilty plea in May. The court was told that bid to change her plea was not going ahead so the sheriff moved to sentencing. Sheriff Kinloch said: “This was a disgraceful and wicked attempt to ruin the lives of two people who had previously been your friends. “For more than three years you conducted a campaign in a calculated and deliberate attempt to ruin their lives. In this aim you succeeded.” He said “probably the most serious part” of her offending was emails sent to the Patons’ employers to demand they were sacked. The sheriff said their victims suffered “very serious distress”, and were prescribed medication for stress and depression. The court heard Sharp had a university degree and good employment history. Sheriff Kinloch added: “I can’t begin to understand why your mind was working in such a way that you acted as you did, though you confessed to police your motivation was revenge.
Jill Sharp is led away by police after being arrested in 2017 (Image: Steve Welsh 2017)
“You still have no real understanding of the affect on your victims.” Along with the 12-month term, he gave first offender Sharp a five-year non-harassment order banning her from contacting, or seeking to contact, the Patons. We previously told how Margaret met Sharp met through a shared love of Rangers FC. They began chatting about football on Twitter and began meeting for games at Ibrox. But the friendship took a sinister turn after Margaret and Steven got engaged. Sharp used social media accounts and emailed addresses which concealed her identity to contact Margaret, Steven and other people connected to them at their workplaces. She visited Margaret’s work at Sky TV in Livingston and sent her colleagues emails. These messages contained malicious and threatening remarks, and allegations that she and Steven were involved in crime. She sent further emails to Steven’s work at a housing association, with more threatening remarks and allegations he was a criminal.
She sent letters to his colleague containing more abuse and made-up allegations of criminal behaviour. She posted messages on social media in relation to Margaret which contained abusive and threatening remarks and left voicemails for Margaret with sectarian remarks and threats of violence.
Jill Sharp initially pled guilty to a charge under stalking laws before trying to change her plea (Image: Daily Record)
Twisted fantasist stalked fellow Rangers fan and called her a f****** fenian
Margaret believed Sharp began sending her strange texts and online messages while posing as her bogus lover. The influx of weird messages began to affect her health and she confronted Sharp. Margaret previously recalled: “I said I wasn’t happy and told her I didn’t want to hear any more of these messages. “Instead of backing off, she went on a Twitter rampage, telling people I was depressed and not right in the head.”
She added: “She sent me four voicemails that went beyond what had gone before. She said she was coming to my house and was going to do violence to me. “She came out with vile sectarian stuff, saying I was no better than a f****** fenian. It was bigoted stuff that decent Rangers fans wouldn’t condone.” At court, Iain Smith, defending, said his client sought “revenge” because the Patons blamed them for the story about her invented relationship. He said: “She takes no pleasure in what she did. She regrets it.”
The Record's story that exposed Jill Sharp (Image: Daily Record)