Jamie Dunn says stalker's sentence 'a bit light'
TV AND radio personality Jamie Dunn says the penalty handed to the woman who stalked him is "a bit on the light side", but he is happy to move on.
Last week, Neurum's Jacqueline Janine Draper was fined $1000 in the Caboolture Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to unlawfully stalking Mr Dunn.
Magistrate Jennifer Batts also issued Draper with a two-year restraining order to keep away from Dunn and his family, and refrain from contacting them. No conviction was recorded.
Mr Dunn, most famous for operating much-loved puppet Agro, had previously spoken about threats to himself and family members over two years of stalking.
He said he was relieved to see his three-year ordeal - including about a year between Draper's arrest and sentencing - come to a close.
"Personally I think it's (the penalty) a bit light on, but I'm glad it's over," he said. "More than anything it's been dragging on and dragging on.
"I certainly urge anyone that has any problems with anyone via text, email, any of the social media, to go straight to the police and get it over and done with - that was the best thing I ever did - instead of trying to deal with it yourself."
The 98.9FM star had hoped for the magistrate to impose some sort of order for counselling or treatment, but said he wouldn't have wanted the 46-year-old woman to serve time in jail.
"I don't think I'd feel comfortable with a lady behind bars because of this," he said.
Draper was also handed a two-year good behaviour bond for a second charge of using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence.