Cloudy Weather Report Ramallah, Palestine +4°C, Cloudy




Latest News

View more

Benue First Lady begs Tor Tiv to reduce bride price

The inability of young men to get married due to the high bride price has been a source of worry to the First Lady of

Five days after Boko Haram bombed Borno, Osinbajo declares group defeated

Just days after Boko Haram bombers attacked Borno state and killed several people, acting president Yemi Osinbajo has declared the insurgent group defeated. Acting president Osinbajo

Bonuses, growth of mavros stopped as MMM announces new strategy

As millions of Nigeria continue to hope they get their money back from MMM Nigeria, the Ponzi scheme has decided to implement a new strategy. The

Activities paralysed in Ogun as angry rice sellers, youths protest invasion by customs officers

A protest by angry youths and rice sellers in Ogun is reportedly turning violent at the Sango-Ota area of the state with the participants blocking

Southern Kaduna boy hopes to use his locally produced toy gun to scare herdsmen away (photo, video)

The crisis between farmers and herdsmen in Nigeria have spanned through various states in the country. These states include Benue, Enugu, Nasarawa, Abia among many other

Southern Kaduna Killings: Death toll rises to 26

KADUNA—The death toll from the invasion of three villages in Kaura and one in Jema’a Local Government areas in the southern part of Kaduna State

Worth Reading

Marriage Infidelity: See How Man Who Used Juju On His Wife Became A Victim

A jealous man who laced his wife with the very powerful 'Magun' (a charm meant to curb infidelity in married women), got more than he

Woman Steals Two-month-old Baby in Lagos…Find Out What Happened Next

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in the commercial city of Lagos, on Tuesday, arraigned a 35-year-old woman for allegedly stealing a two-month-old baby. A

Actress Matilda Obaseki slams married BB Naija contestant, Thin Tall Tony

According to Matilda, it is a shame for Thin Tall Tony to deny his wife and children because N25 million which is the prize money

Columnists

View more

Africa

View more
Home | News | World |

Spurned mistress avoids jail for sending lover's wife steamy novel about affair

  • Jackie Preuss had affair with Simon Cragg but he refused to leave his wife
  • Preuss then began harassment campaign against the wife lasting a year
  • She sent novel extracts about their liaisons with Cragg to the wife and relatives
  •  Judge refuses to jail her today, instead imposing a suspended sentence

By Richard Spillett, Crime Correspondent For Mailonline

Published: 11:45 EST, 11 January 2017 | Updated: 11:55 EST, 11 January 2017

  • e-mail

1

View
comments

Jackie Preuss has avoided jail for a campaign of harassment against her lover's wife, including steamy novel extracts about their liaisons Jackie Preuss has avoided jail for a campaign of harassment against her lover's wife, including steamy novel extracts about their liaisons

Jackie Preuss has avoided jail for a campaign of harassment against her lover's wife, including steamy novel extracts about their liaisons

A spurned mistress who wrote an erotic novel about her affair with a married man then sent it to his wife has been spared jail.

Jackie Preuss, 43, described intimate details of the fling in the book 'Simon's Saga' - named after her lover Simon Cragg - after he went back on a promise to leave his wife.

She bombarded his wife Debra Michael with phone calls, sent photos of herself in 'erotic poses' and posted details of the encounters on Facebook in a year-long campaign.

Preuss, of Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, was today handed a 20-week prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, after admitting a charge of harassment.

The court heard that, in one letter Preuss told Ms Michael, she had sex with her husband in his car, adding: 'We got caught by the police like a couple of criminals.'

She added: 'Think I left my knickers in the car, would you mind checking?' and 'I hope your sex life is this exciting'.

Preuss telephoned Ms Michael and told her she had given birth to her husband's 'little b****** child' and that she had given the baby away - but there was no baby.

Preuss even showed up at her love rival's home after her 18-month affair fell apart and introduced herself as 'Simon's girlfriend'.

The book extracts she sent to his wife included a 'feedback' form for his spouse to fill in.  She also sent extracts to the woman's sister and elderly mother.

She was arrested following repeated complaints from the victim, Birmingham Magistrates Court heard.

Preuss wrongly told Simon Cragg's she had his baby, leaving her feeling 'sick and low' Preuss wrongly told Simon Cragg's she had his baby, leaving her feeling 'sick and low'

Preuss wrongly told Simon Cragg's she had his baby, leaving her feeling 'sick and low'

An indefinite restraining order was imposed preventing Preuss from having any form of contact with Ms Michael.

She was also ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work, pay court costs of £775 and a victim surcharge of £115.

Chairman of the bench Margaret Dilloway told Preuss: 'Your actions were prolonged and caused great upset to the complainant and her family. Your actions were planned in advance to cause the maximum upset.'

The court heard Preuss began the affair with Mr Cragg in 2013. He had promised to leave his wife for her but did not keep his promise and the relationship broke down.

In a statement, Ms Michael said Preuss's campaign had left her feeling 'sick and really low'.

She said: 'I feel like when I go to work everyone is looking at me, to the point I have to bow my head in shame for something I haven't done.'

Most watched News videos

MOST READ NEWS

Tags

No tags for this article
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of Nigeriadailynews.com. Nigeriadailynews.com accepts no responsibility legal or otherwise for their accuracy of content. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.
What's next

Related Articles

Clarifications and corrections

By Mailonline Published: 11:20 EST, 22 February 2017 | Updated: 11:22 EST, 22 February 2017

Jamal Udeen's wife says Syria was 'not her cup of tea'

British terrorist Jamal Udeen al-Harith blew himself up in Mosul, Iraq, this weekHis wife Shukee Begum took their five children and followed him to Syria

Activist squatters are back as the Queen's neighbours

'Activists' occupying a mansion on one of London's most-expensive streets have seized a second £14m homeThe seven storey mansion, with 35 rooms, overlooks Buckingham Palace and

Most Watched Videos

View all posts

Lai Mohammed is an 'unrepentant' liar - Femi Fani-Kayode

Editor's note: The former minister of aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has lashed out at the the current minister of information Lai Mohammed. Fani-Kayode in this fresh piece

Woman who beat bulimia shows off new found body confidence

Ann Summers worker Olivia Callaghan who beat bulimia poses in her underwear to show how she is finally happy with her body and ditched the

Mermaids escorted away after clash at Mermania 2017

Security had to escort one of the Mermania 2017 participants after a confrontation

Nigerian Army confirmed the attack and killing of some soldiers in Boko Haram ambush

- The soldiers were reportedly ambushed by the Boko Haram terrorist group while they followed some commercial vehicles - Though the Army has successfully routed the

Army arrests about 100 Boko Haram suspects including foreigners

The Nigerian Army has disclosed that 39 Boko Haram suspects, over 40 foreigners and over 42 Kalare boys in Gombe state have been arrested, Vanguard

Read how palm oil intake may cause cancer

Editor’s note: Red palm oil has come into the spotlight as a nutrient-rich staple food following numerous health researches that were able to establish the

Most Read News

View all posts

Mark Cuban appears to troll Trump by wearing No 46 in NBA's All-Star celebrity game

It is the all-star break in the NBA and the festivities kicked off on Friday night with the annual "NBA All-Star Celebrity Game," in New

ISIS: Iraq forces battle terrorists to close in on Mosul's west bank

Iraqi forces backed by jets and helicopters battled their way towards southern Mosul on Monday and prepared to take on the Islamic State group's stronghold

Dismissed police officer asks court to jail IG

A dismissed police officer, Mr. Michael Agha, on Tuesday asked the Federal High Court, Makurdi, to commit the Inspector General of Police to prison for

N136m fraud: Court dismisses Ex-NIMASA boss’ no-case submission

Ramon Oladimeji The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday dismissed the no-case submission filed by a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety

Justify additional N57bn education vote in 2017, Senate urges MDAs

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate has urged stakeholders in Nigeria’s education sector to ensure higher performance in capital projects implementation in the 2017 fiscal year. This, the

In Italy: Ex-PM, Renzi triggers party leadership contest

Italy's ex-prime minister Matteo Renzi resigned as head of the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) on Sunday, kicking off a leadership battle as the country's ruling

Most Watched Movies

Dangerous Models 2

Nollywood Wonder offers you this nollywood movies 2016 latest full movies about Natasha and her flat mate are all ladies from a village who come

Tension in the Palace

The Children of Chief Adam had to converge after the death of their father. Each with their different life style had to device a way

Billionaires Children

The Children of Chief Adam had to converge after the death of their father. Each with their different life style had to device a way

Jealous War 2

A woman gives birth to a set of twins and died but the babies were seperated at birth.years later one of them becomes a robber

Crazy Sex Passion 2

This is a story of lust, betrayal and deceit. What would make a mother run away with her daughter's fiancee?. Enjoy this intriguing story.    Starring; Kanayo

Wife Or Sex Mate

She is a well known prostitute...but found a man whom she love. Will she be respected as a wife or just a sex mate? Find