Then at age 19, Courtney Ireland-Ainsworth created up to thirty fake Instagram profiles before telling police her ex-partner Louis Jolly was behind some threat messages she’s been receiving. The teen alleged Louis threatened to stab her and had even warned: “She’s getting a f***ing blade in her chest.” The now 20-Year-Old made ten police statements accusing Louis of harassing and stalking her.
Courtney Ireland-Ainsworth is now behind bars after setting up fake Instagram accounts to frame her Ex-BF.
LiverpoolECHO reported that Louis was being arrested six times due to Courtney’s claims and spent 81hours in custody, including being remanded overnight. He was charged with assault and stalking, hit with a stalking protection order, bailed on a home curfew with an electronic tag, and even lost his job.
The 20-Year-Old, reported her Ex-BF Louis Jolly, 22, for harassment and threatening to stab her.
Thankfully, the Liverpool Crown Court found that she began her malevolent lies when Courtney started dating a man named Declan Rice. She and 22-Year-Old Louis were together for two years but split up on “OKAY TERMS” in October 2019. “You created an entirely fictional but superficially credible web of poisonous deceit for over five months,” Recorder Ian Harris told Courtney.
She made ten police statements which resulted in Louis being arrested six times & spending 81 hours in custody.
The prosecuting Paul Blasbery said the Runcorn-based made numerous calls to the police from July 15th to December 13th, 2020, while providing screenshots of messages and the names of Instagram accounts she attributed to her victim. Over this period, Louis had maintained his innocence. The court heard the defendant accused him of calling from withheld numbers, stalking her friends and her new partner.
Courtney said he’d flooded her with “vile” messages, warning her: “She is getting a f***ing blade in her chest.”
Courtney also claimed Louis films her walking down the streets and sending her the video, verbally and physically abusing her, making false claims she used cocaine, smashing items in her home and putting a brick through her nan’s window, and threatening to stab her and her new BF. Recorder Harris continued: “You stated after he had been arrested, the stalking became worse.”
“You provided images of damage to property and you yourself as to where you said he knifed you with a Stanley knife, and there was a scar on your chest.” On November 15, Courtney’s mom rang police saying Louis had threatened to stab her online. Without holding back, detectives requested data from Facebook, which owns Instagram, but it had taken some time to collate.
As a result, Louis was charged with assault, hit with a stalking protection order, and lost his job.
At the time, Louis was hit with an interim stalking protection order on December 4th and bailed for six weeks with an electronically tagged home curfew, between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m daily. Courtney then accused him of breaching the order, and her mom called the police in December 2020 to report this.
The couple was together for about two years but broke up on “okay terms” in October 2019.
When the data returned, it showed at least 17 Instagram accounts were created using two of Courtney’s email addresses and IP addresses connected to her home and mobile phone. In December 2020, she was arrested, interviewed, and confessed before the Crown Prosecution Service, who then discontinued stalking and assault allegations against Louis. Mr. Blasbery shared that Courtney stated her ex-BF was hassling her and making the police believe he sent false messages to the police so they would take it seriously.
When police received the data from Facebook, it was found that at least 17 Instagram accounts were created using Courtney’s email and IP addresses.
Jim Smith, defending, said Courtney was 19 at the time, immature, and diagnosed as suffering from complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He told the court: “She would have handled that breakdown [in the relationship] substantially different than any other individual who was not subject to a mental disorder. Smith also aid Courtney worked at the DHL Supply chain and was a very respected member of that team and loved and respected by family and friends.
He concluded: “The defendant and her family are sorry for what has occurred in this case.” Recorder Harris claimed Courtney’s allegations [ all of them untrue] had a shattering effect on Louis and his family. “He’s become a shell of the man he used to be,” the Judge said. However, Recorder Harris reduced Courtney’s sentence due to her mental health and gave her full credit for her guilty plea.
Courtney has been jailed for ten months and was also handed a 10-year restraining order.
“Locking her up for ten months and making a 10-Year restraining order. I extend considerable sympathy to the Jolly family for what they have had to suffer at your hands,” Recorder Harris stated. He pointed out that Courtney had involved her BF Declan Rice, her mother, and grandmother in making statements to the police about her dishonesty. He attested he found a lot of thought and planning went into the criminal enterprise, which had hallmarks of sophistication and cunning.