A pensioner who had two children with a woman he met while visiting a prison has ended up in the dock.
Darryl Moss, 70, exchanged letters with the 30-year-old woman after meeting her in Styal prison in Cheshire.
When she was released from her four year jail term for theft they met, moved into together and Moss fathered two children. But their love tourned sour and this time it was the previously well behaved pensioner who ended up in the dock. Moss of Saville Road, South Shore, pleaded guilty to harassing the woman when he appeared at Blackpool Magistrates Court.
Moss admitted phoning her, sending her letters and turning up on her doorstep.
Prosecutor Adrian Hollamby told the court saidthe couple relationship lasted five years and ended about a year ago but they continued to live together for the sake of their children.
He finally moved out in April last year when the prosecutor said Moss’ behaviour changed.
He was given a harassment warning by police but continued to contact her by phone messages and texts and turning up at her home kicking at her front door. He also sent her two letters.
Steven Townley, defending, said: ”There is a vast age gap between these two people. Their relationship had the strangest of starts.
“He was visiting another woman in prison and there he met the woman.
“They exchanged letters while she was behind bars and when she was released on licence their relationship flourished and the moved in together and had two children. He now accepts what he did was wrong.”
Moss was given a one year community order, fined £195 and was given a one year restraining order forbidding him from having any contact with her.