A former sports studies student has been given a restraining order after she hounded a college official when he broke off their Fatal Attraction-style affair.
Chloe Armes, 19, stalked David McDermott, 42, smashed up his sports car and followed him to Benidorm on a holiday.
Armes had lost her virginity to the father-of-two support worker at Eccles Sixth Form College in Salford, having met him two years earlier on her induction day.
They had sex at a boutique hotel then had further sexual relations at another B&B when he tried to cool their romance.
But Armes later contacted Mr McDermott’s on-off partner and mother of his children to tell her of their affair.
She vandalised his Ford Kuga and spraying the word ‘n**ce’ on his garden fence. She also posted messages on Facebook claiming she was pregnant.
Mr McDermott reported Armes to police but was later dismissed from the college for gross misconduct.
Chloe Armes (pictured), 19, stalked David McDermott, 42, smashed up his sports car and followed him to Benidorm on a holiday
Armes had lost her virginity to the father-of-two support worker at Eccles Sixth Form College in Salford, having met him two years earlier on her induction day
They had sex at a boutique hotel then had further sexual relations at another B&B when he tried to cool their romance. Pictured: Armes outside court
He said: ‘The incidents with Chloe have changed my way of life. My daily routine has changed as I do not pick up my children as Chloe will turn up at their school.
‘My anxiety and health is deteriorating. Chloe made allegations about me which has led to me losing my job, which will affect me financially.
‘I feel frightened for my own safety as she is willing to attend the address at which I was at and damage my vehicle and shout for me to come out.
‘My reputation has been tarnished as people will think the worst. I feel my neighbours seeing and hearing what happened may believe that Chloe was telling the truth and that I will be targeted in the future. I fear for the safety of my family.’
At Manchester Crown Court, Armes, of Eccles, admitted harassment and was banned from contacting Mr McDermott.
She was also ordered to complete a two-year community order, 30 rehabilitation requirement days and attend a problem solving court.
At Manchester Crown Court, Armes, of Eccles, admitted harassment and was banned from contacting Mr McDermott
The hearing heard Mr McDermott had been in an on-off relationship with his partner Victoria Fox for ten years.
He met Armes on the first day she enrolled at the college and the court heard the pair swapped hugs.
But she was asked to leave her course in 2019 following an incident with another student.
Gavin Howie prosecuting said: ‘In January 2020, he received an email from Chloe then 17 and she asked him for a picture of the student vs staff football game.
‘At the time he did not reply but later in July 2020, he went to a pub and Chloe who by now was 18 was there.
‘They began to talk and Mr McDermott said she began to tell him that she had fantasised 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 to go to Benidorm on his own but he noticed payments from Chloe had gone into his bank account.
‘In one transaction a payment of 4p had been paid into his account with a description ”ring me ASAP now” then another payment of 1p was made with a description ”bell me now David”.
‘He responded to her and the following day Chloe messaged him, saying she was on her way to Benidorm. Chloe arrived in Benidorm and Mr McDermott left the following day.
‘Nothing happened between him and Chloe whilst she was in Benidorm but when he was back in Manchester, Chloe phoned Victoria Fox and asked her to give him the phone as she wanted to speak to him.
She was also ordered to complete a two-year community order, 30 rehabilitation requirement days and attend a problem solving court
‘Mr McDermott denied knowing who it was, suggesting it was one of Victoria’s friends winding her up – but later he rang Chloe and asked her why she had rung Victoria.
‘Chloe told him that she was suicidal, so he bought her a flight home. When she got back to Manchester, she reimbursed him for the flight.
‘Mr McDermott did not hear from Chloe for a few weeks and the college started enrolment.’
But she got back in touch towards the end of August 2020 asking him to get her back into college.
He said he would try but then received another email in September suggesting a deal.
Mr Howie said: ‘The email read, ”You get what you want but you don’t want this and I get what I want”. He arranged to meet her at Milton Hotel in Eccles.
‘He thought he could bring the relationship to an end as she was getting what she wanted. But the two had unprotected sex.
‘Chloe was annoyed that he had brought ”protection” with him, commenting that it wasn’t worth doing, if he wore it.
‘A short while later, Chloe placed material on Facebook suggesting that she was pregnant.’
She messaged his partner on Instagram and told her about the relationship, sent him emails, saying she knew where he lived and threatened to smash up his car.
She also said she would tell his employer about the relationship which saw him hang up on her three times.
On November 29, 2020, he saw the word ”n**ce” had been spray painted on the fence which backed onto the field behind his old house.
Sentencing Armes, Judge Hilary Manley told her: ‘You are a young woman who may have emotionally unstable personality problems
A week later he was visiting his children at an address when the doorbell went and it Armes asking him to come out. shouting and screaming abuse.
The lawyer said: ‘Chloe damaged three windows which cost £400 to replace and also scratched the word ‘nonce’ onto the bonnet of his car which cost £200 to repair.
Police were called but Chloe continued to stalk Mr McDermott, using other people’s phones to message him. Armes had no previous convictions.
In mitigation, defence lawyer Jane Miller said: ‘She is a very young girl who is emotionally unstable and she had just had her first sexual relationship with this man.
‘She has not coped well with the breakdown of the relationship. However, for the first time today she has told me she hates him and does no longer have any feelings towards him.’
Miss Miller added: ‘She went to college and at her induction day met Mr McDermott, who became her support worker.
‘There had been occasions where they had been hugging at school and there were other acts which were not what you would expect from a support officer in a college.
‘However they did not begin a sexual relationship until she was 18. She is now moving forward with her life.
Sentencing Armes, Judge Hilary Manley told her: ‘You are a young woman who may have emotionally unstable personality problems.
‘This may fade but I find 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 know better not to have sex with you.
‘If he had a student under his care at the time, he would have been committing a very serious sexual offence where he would have been facing up to five years in prison.
‘He has been dismissed for gross misconduct 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 for harassing any person.
‘It is totally pointless. You must stay away from this man. What the court wishes you to feel is complete indifference.’