"Desperate" offender fined at court

A 44-year-old man has been fined $500 at Cowra Local Court.

Lionel Kym Armour, of the Mid Western Highway, was not before the court charged with contravening an AVO, but entered a guilty plea via a message.

According to police facts, Armour was served with an AVO on May 4, 2021, with the conditions not to contact the victim by any means unless through a lawyer.

Police say, around 7.20am on May 6, Armour called his victim after having his number restricted so the victim didn't know who was calling.

When the victim answered the call, Armour said: "Please don't hang up".

The victim immediately recognised Armour's voice and and told him: "You should not be contacting me".

The victim terminated the call and contacted police.

Around 7.40am on the same day Armour sent his victim a email.

In his message to the court Armour stated he had moved to South Australia and was unable to attend.

He said he was unemployed and didn't have much of a capacity to pay a fine.

In sentencing, Magistrate Moody said Armour was clearly desperate and his feelings had not been returned.

Ms Moody said the court could be reasonably confident there would not be reoffending on Armour's part seeing as he had moved interstate.