A father embroiled in a bitter custody battle has been punished
by the courts for emailing a picture of his ex-wife and her lesbian
lover to her parents.
The incident was the latest in a fued between thirty-five
year-old Tomasz Dyl and Olga Kunka-Dyl over access to their two
fostered children, The Telegraph report.
In mitigation, Dyl - a scientist at The University of Cambridge
- told magistrates he was trying to convince his former
parents-in-law that he had not run off with another woman.
Instead, he said emailed them the picture to demonstrate that it
was their daughter's new relationship with a woman that had ended
their marriage instead.
The accompanying message read: "Before you try ruining my good
name, please think if it is worth it … show this to your family and
A victim impact statement read to the court said that the
woman's family were considerably distressed by the image.
Cambridge Magistrates' Court was also told that Dyl sent an
email, five text messages and made two phone calls to his wife
demanding contact in October and November last year.
He was arrested on suspicion of breaching an order prohibiting
him from making contact with her or her family, The Telegraph
Dyl, who represented himself, pleaded guilty.
"I sent the picture to prove that was not true," he told
He was sentenced to a 12-month community order
and ordered to pay £85 in court costs.