12 Nov 2014

Stalker given prison sentence

6:20 pm on 12 November 2014

A serial stalker with more than 200 convictions has received the maximum sentence after sending text messages and letters to women just days after getting out of prison.

Judge Jane Lovell Smith sentenced Glenn Green at the Manukau District Court today for four charges of breaching his release conditions.

Green gave the thumbs up to his lawyer as he was led into the cells after hearing he will serve another year in prison.

With more than 200 convictions to his name, Green is no stranger to prison.

His criminal history dates back to 1985 and includes charges for criminal harassment, breaching protection orders, attempting to pervert the course of justice, and breaching release conditions.

The Crown had asked for a cumulative sentence, meaning Green would have served time for each charge but Judge Jane Lovell Smith said the offending was related.

She sentenced Green to a year in prison for each of the four charges but he will serve those sentences at the same time.

Once out of prison, Green will also be subjected to release conditions.

These include undergoing a psychiatric assessment, he will not be allowed to use a camera or a cell phone with a camera, and not allowed to use social media in his name or any of his aliases.

He will also be subjected to electronic monitoring, meaning authorities will be able to track him. He faces restrictions on where he can go and has been barred from going to the Manukau mall where he stalked a shop assistant.

Green was found guilty of four breaches of his release conditions just days after getting out of prison in June.

As well as possessing gang regalia, he sent letters and text messages to women. That contravened one of his conditions which stated he was not allowed to start new relationships or rekindle old ones without the permission of his probation officer.

One of the letters was sent to a woman living in Los Angeles.

Crown prosecutor Mike Walker said she had been the target of Green on and off for over 20 years.

Despite living on the other side of the world, Green managed to track her down.

He sent her a letter advising her LA was a dangerous place and she should get a gun.

He even recommended a gun shop near her house but she said he only did that to prove to her that he knew where she lived.

In her victim impact statement, she said said Green seems to have a great memory for names, addresses, family members' names and work places. She said its almost impossible to hide from him.

During a raid on Green's boarding house room, police found two other letters stamped and addressed to famous women. Charges relating to these letters were dismissed because they were never sent.

Green sent a letter to Judge Lovell Smith to explain his offending in which she told the court Green had written of his hatred for failing in life and that he hated his past.

He also explained that all he had wanted to do was to contact old friends and make new ones.

But Judge Lovell Smith said Green had caused his victims extreme distress and fear and the protection of the community must be of paramount concern.

An example of one of Green's letters

Green sent a letter to a shop assistant at the Manukau mall.

It began: "I hope you don't creep out about this..."

He said he just wanted to introduce himself to "such a beauty". The letter included a photo of himself with a drag racing car.

He said he was a fire-fighter and a businessman when writing to the women.

Green also said he had worked overseas as a panel beater and a car painter but had lost everything in the global financial crisis.

He said he came back to NZ to "chill out" and invited her to send him a text message. He signed off as "Goldie".