Collins showed no emotion as the verdict was announced. During the trial the jury heard evidence that he was a controlling, jealous boyfriend who assaulted Anna Larke.
The court was told he made her write down every sexual encounter she had ever had and stopped her using social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter after reading her messages.
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