An antisemitic dentist who stalked a Jewish family has been sentenced to nineteen months’ imprisonment.
Dan Zaharia subjected a psychologist and his family to a decade-long campaign of antisemitic abuse, threats of murder, and sexual violence. Judge Michael Leeming said he was satisfied that the malicious communication was racially and religiously motivated.
Mr Zaharia pleaded guilty on 9th September to one count of malicious communications covering contact from 1st January to 30th November. Two previous charges against Mr Zaharia, which related to religiously aggravated stalking and simple stalking, were erased from the indictment after he agreed to the malicious communication charge.
On Wednesday, at Chester Crown Court, in addition to the sentencing of nineteen months’ imprisonment, Mr Zaharia was also given an indefinite restraining order to protect the victim and his family and was ordered to pay a victim surcharge.
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