Brother of tragic teen sent 'offensive' messages to girls after sister's death
THE brother of a tragic teen told a girl he believed bullied his sister before she was found dead that she would would be "strung up", a court heard.
Jordan Clements, 20, sent a series of "offensive" online messages to the four schoolgirls after the death of 14-year-old sister Nyah James.
He told one girl she would be "strung up with the dead cows in the butchers" after accusing her of being involved in the alleged bullying.
A court heard Clements sent four girls online messages in the days after his sister's death.
Nyah was found dead at home in Blaenymaes, Swansea in February this year after claims she was being bullied. The coroner is investigating.
Prosecutor Sharon Anderson said Clements told one girl she was "ugly" and threatened to "slice up" her parents.
Swansea magistrates heard Clements blamed the girls over the death of his sister and told one of them: "I know what you did. You are going to regret this for the rest of your life."
Clements told another girl: "Go and play with broken glass in your mouth."
The court heard Clements' messages left his victims - who cannot be named for legal reasons - feeling frightened and anxious.
Clements, of Blaenymaes, Swansea, admitted two counts of harassment and two counts of sending communications of an indecent or offensive nature.
He told police he sent the messages "when angry and upset" because he wanted to make the girls feel the way his sister had felt when she was allegedly being bullied.
But Miss Anderson said the girls told police they had done nothing wrong - and felt scared and fearful following Clements' messages.
District judge Neale Thomas adjourned the case for reports.
Clements was bailed on the condition he does not use social media or contact the girls.
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