A former solider defied a court order by calling and writing to his former girlfriend from prison. Lynn man Andrew Maltman also messaged Terrie Weatherby over Facebook after his release.
Josephine Jones, prosecuting, West Norfolk magistrates on Friday that a non-molestation order, which prohibited contact, was imposed by their colleagues in Colchester on June 21. But after being imprisoned for an unrelated matter, Maltman telephoned Miss Weatherby on July 2.
Miss Jones said there were a total of four phone calls made and the last resulted in a conversation. The court heard that Miss Weatherby received a letter on prison notepaper from Maltman on July 9.
Miss Jones told the court that Maltman admitted in a police interview to contacting Miss Weatherby and told officers that she had asked him to write and phone while he was in prison.
Maltman contacted Miss Weatherby on Facebook on August 29 and a number of messages were exchanged.
Maltman, 28, of Portland Street, admitted four counts of breaching a non-molestation order.
Rachel Scarrott, defending, said Maltman had grown up in care and this was a significant relationship for him.
She said his life is now heading in the right direction and that he had a full-time job.
Miss Scarrott said the contact with Miss Weatherby had been minimal and not direct.
Magistrates have imposed a 12-week prison sentence which has been suspended for 24 months. He has been ordered to complete a building better relationships programme along with pay £80 victim surcharge and £85 costs.