A 28-year-old Albany stalker has been jailed for his “insidious and deceptive” behaviour after he sent love letters to his former partner in breach of a violence restraining order. Blake David Harrison appeared in Albany Magistrates Court last Thursday and pleaded guilty to breaching a family violence restraining order on three separate occasions from June to August this year. Harrison had already been given a chance on June 10 when he was placed on a conditional suspended prison order for pursuing the woman with intent to intimidate — a stalking offence under the WA Criminal Code. Albany magistrate Dianne Scaddan triggered the order and sentenced him to 12 months behind bars saying there needed to be “significant deterrence” for repeated breaches of VROs. The court was told Harrison hid two letters in his five-year-old child’s backpack in June and July. In the June letter, Harrison asked the child for his mother’s ring size. In the July letter, addressed to his former partner, he acknowledged he “risked jail by writing to you”. The woman found a third letter in her letterbox on August 2. Police prosecutor Sergeant Alan Dean said it was a “clear manipulation of a situation”. Ms Scaddan said incorporating a child into the breach was “insidious and deceptive”. “He knows he can’t breach the order, he knows the consequences of risking going to jail — it’s flagrant disregard,” Ms Scadden said. She said she had made it clear to Harrison after his previous sentencing that any further offending would land him in prison. His next breach occurred six days later. “He’s thumbed his nose at the court, saying get stuffed. It’s recalcitrant,” Ms Scaddan said. Ms Scaddan said repeated breaches of court orders needed to be punished appropriately. “People should leave the court feeling confident (the orders) will be obeyed,” she said.