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Stalker jailed for campaign against married church warden

Farah Dan Photo: Met Police

A woman has been jailed for five years for stalking two men including a volunteer church warden after they rejected her sexual advances.

Farah Dan, also known as Farah Damji, launched a one-woman campaign to blacken the name of an engineering director and a volunteer church warden, she met on an online dating site.

She met her first victim, a man in his 40s, in October 2013 when he agreed to help Dan with her social hosuing firm. She suggested sex, but they agreed their relationship shoulld be kept on a business level.

The victim was then invited to her company's Christmas dinner two months later. He became suspicious when there was hardly anyone else there. At the end of that night Dan tried to initiate sex but the victim refused.

Kingston Crown Court Credit: PA

She then embarked on a stalking campaign of 186 silent or hoax calls in a two-week period using false identities.

She also sent sexually explicit text messages to the victim's teenage son and even went to his school to talk to the deputy headteacher about his father's alleged affairs.

She also contact the victim's wife, sending an email claiming to have compromising photos of her husband with other women, adding 'look after your children'.

The 49-year-old even contacted the vicar at the church where the victim worshipped, making false allegations about affairs.

After police became involved she handed herself in on January 9 2014 and was bailed by magistrates the next day but quickly resumed her stalking campaign.

Within three months, Police then heard from another victim, this time a man in his 50s, that led to Dan being arrested again.

She was finally jailed for three counts of stalking on Friday August 19.

This has been an extremely complex case of stalking with Dan using a number of aliases via multiple social media accounts and mobiles in a planned and co-ordinated effort to utterly destroy the home, social, religious and work life of one of her victims.

The victim in his 40s lost his employment and his social and home life has been severely affected. Dan’s sentence is a reflection of how seriously the judicial system, and more importantly, society acknowledge such criminal behaviour.

– PC Vincent Chan, Metropolitan Police

Dan, of Regency Street SW1, was one of the first people to be charged under new legislation to deal with this type of behaviour.