A former sports college student has been given a restraining order after she hounded a college official when he broke up with their Fatal Attraction-esque affair.
Chloe Armes, 19, stalked David McDermott, 42, wrecked his sports car and followed him on holiday to Benidorm.
Armes had lost her virginity to the father of two support staff at Eccles Sixth Form College in Salford, having met him two years earlier on her orientation day.
They had sex in a boutique hotel and then had further sexual relations in another B&B when he tried to cool their romance.
But Armes later contacted Mr. McDermott’s on-off partner and the mother of his children to tell her about their affair.
She smashed his Ford Kuga and sprayed the word ‘n**ce’ on his garden gate. She also posted messages on Facebook claiming she was pregnant.
Mr McDermott reported Armes to the police but was later fired from the college for gross misconduct.
Chloe Armes (pictured), 19, stalked David McDermott, 42, wrecked his sports car and followed him on holiday to Benidorm
Armes had lost her virginity to the father of two support staff at Eccles Sixth Form College in Salford, after meeting him two years earlier on her orientation day
They had sex in a boutique hotel and then had further sexual relations in another B&B when he tried to cool their romance. Pictured: Armes out of court
He said, “The Chloe incidents have changed my way of life. My daily routine has changed as I am not picking up my kids because Chloe will be showing up at their school.
My anxiety and health are deteriorating. Chloe has made allegations against me that have resulted in me losing my job, which will have financial consequences for me.
“I am afraid for my own safety because she is willing to go to the address where I was and damage my vehicle and call me to come out.
“My reputation has been tarnished because people will think the worst. I have a feeling that my neighbors who see and hear what happened can believe that Chloe was telling the truth and that I will be the target in the future. I fear for the safety of my family.’
At Manchester Crown Court, Armes, of Eccles, admitted to being harassed and was banned from contacting Mr McDermott.
She was also sentenced to complete a two-year community warrant, 30 days of rehab duty and attend a problem-solving court.
At Manchester Crown Court, Armes, of Eccles, admitted to being harassed and banned from contacting Mr McDermott
At the hearing, it was learned that Mr McDermott had been in an on-again, off-again relationship with his partner Victoria Fox for ten years.
He met Armes on the first day she enrolled in college and the court heard the couple exchanged hugs.
But she was asked to leave her studies in 2019 after an incident with another student.
Gavin Howie’s prosecutor said: “In January 2020, he received an email from Chloe, then 17, asking him for a photo of the student-staff football game.
At the time he didn’t answer, but later in July 2020 he went to a pub and Chloe, who was now 18, was there.
“They started talking and Mr. McDermott said she started telling him that she had been fantasizing about him and that she wanted to have sex with him.
“Mr. Dermott says he took her to the Ivy Mount Boutique Hotel in Eccles and had sex with her.
“Later he arranged for him to go to Benidorm on his own, but he noticed that Chloe’s payments had been deposited into his bank account.
In one transaction, a payment of 4 pence was made into his account with the description ‘call me now as soon as possible” and then another payment of 1 pence was made with the description ‘call me now David”.
He responded to her and the next day Chloe messaged him saying she was on her way to Benidorm. Chloe arrived in Benidorm and Mr McDermott departed the next day.
“Nothing happened between him and Chloe while she was in Benidorm, but when he got back to Manchester, Chloe called Victoria Fox and asked her to give him the phone as she wanted to speak to him.
She was also sentenced to complete a two-year community order, 30-day rehab duty, and attend a problem-solving court.
‘Mr McDermott denied knowing who it was, suggesting that it was one of Victoria’s friends who picked her up – but later called Chloe and asked her why she had called Victoria.
“Chloe told him she was suicidal, so he bought her a flight home. When she got back to Manchester, she paid him the flight back.
“Mr. McDermott didn’t hear from Chloe for a few weeks and the college started enrolling.”
But in late August 2020, she contacted him again and asked him to get her back to college.
He said he would try, but received another email in September proposing a deal.
Mr Howie said: ‘The email said ‘You get what you want but you don’t want this and I get what I want”. He arranged a meeting with her at the Milton Hotel in Eccles.
“He thought he could end the relationship now that she got what she wanted. But the two had unprotected sex.
Chloe was annoyed that he had brought ‘protection’, noting that it wasn’t worth doing if he was wearing it.
“A little while later, Chloe posted material on Facebook suggesting she was pregnant.”
She messaged his partner on Instagram telling her about the relationship, sending him emails saying she knew where he lived and threatening to break down his car.
She also said she would tell his employer about the relationship he hung her in three times.
On November 29, 2020, he saw that the word ”n**ce” had been sprayed on the fence that opened onto the field behind his old house.
Judge Hilary Manley, who sentenced Armes, told her: ‘You are a young woman who may have emotionally unstable personality issues
A week later, he was visiting his children at an address when the doorbell rang and Armes asked him to come out. screaming and screaming abuse.
The lawyer said: ‘Chloe damaged three windows which cost £400 to replace and also scratched the word ‘nonce’ on the hood of his car which cost £200 to repair.
The police were called, but Chloe continued to stalk Mr. McDermott and use other people’s phones to message him. Armes had no previous convictions.
To extenuate, attorney Jane Miller said, “She’s a very young girl who is emotionally unstable and she just had her first sexual relationship with this man.
“She didn’t handle the breakdown of the relationship well. But for the first time today she has told me that she hates him and has no feelings for him anymore.’
Miss Miller added: “She went to college and on her induction day met Mr. McDermott, who became her support worker.
“There had been occasions where they’d cuddled in school and there were other acts that weren’t what you’d expect from a support officer at a university.
“But they didn’t start a sexual relationship until she was 18. She is now moving on with her life.
Judge Hilary Manley, who sentenced Armes, told her, “You are a young woman who may have emotionally unstable personality issues.
“This may fade, but I notice that at the time you were very immature and very troubled and you felt betrayed. You were clearly fixated on him.
“It was your first intimate relationship and he should have known better not to have sex with you.
“If he had a student in his charge at the time, he would have committed a very serious sex offense where he would have been sentenced to five years in prison.
He was dismissed for gross negligence and rightly so in the opinion of this court.
“You are clearly remorseful and you are making plans for the future. Whatever the background, there can be no excuse to bother someone.
“It’s totally pointless. You must stay away from this man. What the court wants you to feel is total indifference.’