Man calls victim 1,559 times, violating court order

Kevin Hemingway, 34, was sentenced to 10 years.
Kevin Hemingway, 34, was sentenced to 10 years.(Dearborn County Prosecutor's Office)
Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 1:11 PM EDT
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LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (WXIX) - A man who was behind bars on a pending domestic battery case violated a no-contact order when he tried to call the victim 1,559 times in four months, Dearborn County Prosecutor Lynn Deddens said.

Deddens says Kevin Hemingway, 34, also sent threatening texts to the victim.

Most of the texts were meant to keep the victim from testifying against Hemingway in an upcoming case, Deddens explained in a news release.

Prosector Deddens says Hemingway began violating the no-contact order the day after it was officially entered into on the record.

“Victims are thrust into the criminal justice system by no choice of their own. Once the prosecution of the case begins, for the victim to be continually harassed and threatened by a Defendant violating a court-ordered restraining order, it will not be tolerated,” Prosecutor Deddens said.

Hemingway was sentenced to 10 years for obstruction of justice and habitual offender enhancement, according to Deddens.

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