A cheating wife who made false rape allegations against her husband after he refused to do chores was spared jail.
Sharon Taylor, 61, vowed to “destroy” her husband David after the collapse of their 21-year marriage.
He moved out of their semi-detached home in Malvern, Worcestershire, last year after she admitted to having an affair.
A court heard Taylor bombarded her estranged husband with abusive “non-stop” text messages urging him to keep doing chores.
Between March and April of this year, she sent him 216 messages, including one branding him a “robot Nazi.”
Taylor then went to the post office where he worked and lied to his boss, claiming that he had raped her over a number of years.
She continued to stalk her husband and threatened to report him to the police for rape if he didn’t quit his job.
Judge Martin Jackson said: “False rape allegations are extremely disturbing.
“The threat of making a claim that is not true is a very serious matter.”
The judge said it was a “sad case,” and he recognized the offense had been committed when Taylor was in emotional turmoil.
Taylor, a former Independent who was elected to Malvern City Council, began her vile campaign against her husband last year.
Michael Aspinall, prosecutor, said: “She told her husband David Taylor that she was having an affair which resulted in their 21-year marriage falling apart.
“After Mr. Taylor moved out of the marriage home, she texted him non-stop.”
Mr Aspinall said Taylor also sent messages asking for money and doing chores around the house, forcing him to have to remind her the relationship was over.
She also visited the post office where Mr Taylor worked and told a manager she was concerned about female employees.
She falsely claimed Mr. Taylor raped her for many years.
After the manager told her to report this to the police, Taylor replied that she wouldn’t because “it would hurt my political career.”
Mr Aspinall said: “The next day she informed the manager that she wished to withdraw her testimony and that their split was affecting her mental health.”
The prosecutor said the victim was concerned that if he had been arrested for making the false allegation, he would have been framed and lost his job.
Richard Hull, defending himself, said she went through a nervous breakdown and found it difficult to accept that the marriage was over.
Mr Hull said: “It was her last roll of the dice – it wasn’t for a financial reward.
“She turned to more desperate measures. She is deeply sorry for what happened.’
She was found guilty of stalking and racketeering when she appeared at Worcester Crown Court on Monday.
Taylor, of Meadow Road, Malvern, cried in the dock as she was sentenced to a combined sentence of two years and three months, suspended for two years.
She was also ordered to complete 30 days of rehabilitation and was given a restraining order prohibiting her from contacting her husband.
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