Harassment by email & the police
Re: Harassment by email.
Last night had a visit from a police officer investigating an harassment complaint.
It follows an email sent to a work colleague of mine, has been traced via the IP address to my husband’s account.
The email sent was not threatening or aggressive in anyway nor did it contain bad langue.
It alluded to a relationship between the colleague and another college possibly being inappropriate and made the point of saying phone have cameras and voice recorders. The message was meant as a friendly warning so that the colleague did not get themselves in trouble or wreck there marriage.
The officer said he personally did not feel it was harassment but a complaint had been made and it was being investigated as a public disorder offence. He claim not to be happy with the person making the complaint as it was wasting much of his time. He said he was being pressured to conclude the matter.
I am now worried the police are going to inform the colleague where the message came from and get me into trouble at work possible even sacked.
It seems a total waste of police time. They are coming back next week to interview my husband at home (he was out at the time they came last night) and say if he signs a statement saying it will not happen again and that he is sorry that that will be an end to the matter.
After investigation at home this morning it transpire that it was my 13 year old daughter that sent the email after over hearing my husband and I talking - but my husband will not invole our daughter an says he will accept responsibility if needs be.
Please advise what our position is?
What if my husband refuses to comment about the matter?
Can we do anything to stop this going any further?
Can we stop the police divulging mine and/or my husband’s identity to the person reporting the matter?
Please all and any advice very much appreciated.