Convicted stalker "too educated" to have harassed his ex

A MAN with three university degrees says he is to "educated" to have sent abusive text messages and sexual images to his former partner.

Jason Ronald Vaughan today spent almost an hour trying to convince Brisbane Supreme Court Justice Peter Applegarth that he should be released on bail.

Speaking in the third person, the 41-year-old Brisbane pathologist claimed he would not breach bail because he was to scared of jail.

"Jail is a nightmarish environment," he said while representing himself.

"This is the first time the applicant has been in custody and this (jail) would serve as a deterrent to any breaches of bail."

Mr Vaughan faces a range of charges including stalking and using a carriage service to harass and threaten to kill.

The alleged offences were committed against his former partner between January 2013 and October last year.

The court heard Mr Vaughan was a serial stalker who had "offended against" five victims in 11 years.

Justice Applegarth rejected Mr Vaughan's application saying the defendant was at a high risk of re-offending.

Mr Vaughan returns to court next month for a committal hearing.

- ARM NEWSDESK



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