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Tranquil Whisper Only
June 27, 2012 permalink
Joseph Bryze has been forced to plead guilty. His crime? He called a CAS worker ten times, during which he made no threats but raised his voice. At a court hearing he was upset and waved his arms. Social workers should be addressed in a tranquil whisper.
Man on probation for harassment of CAS worker
Joseph Bryze's behaviour towards a Children's Aid Society worker frightened the woman, a judge heard Tuesday.
The 35-year-old man called her 10 times between Sept. 1 and Dec. 13, assistant Crown attorney Michael Varpio said.
“He was aggressive, with heightened emotionality,” the prosecutor said.
“There were no threats, but it caused her to be fearful.''
On Dec. 13, while at a hearing, Bryze became upset. He was yelling and waving his arms, which also made the woman fearful, Varpio said.
Bryze pleaded guilty to criminal harassment in connection with the incidents.
As part of a plea bargain, he received a suspended sentence and was placed on probation for 18 months.
Bryze explained to Ontario Court Justice Andrew Buttazzoni that he was watching his family fall apart last year.
“I know I'm wrong for my outbursts,'' he said, adding he needs to learn how to phrase his words.
Source: Sault Star