Girlfriend’s outrage after real estate agent who filmed himself having sex with her has charges dismissed for mental health reasons
- Jade Grech, pleaded guilty to secretly recording his girlfriend while having sex
- His former girlfriend said she was ‘devastated’ when his charges were dismissed
- He was released into his psychologists care and given a domestic violence order
A woman whose boyfriend filmed them having sex without her consent has shared her outrage after a judge dismissed his charges because of mental health reasons.
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, confronted 39-year-old Jade Grech after he sent her a video via Whatsapp.
The woman said she expected to be called as a witness during Grech’s trial – set to commence on September 26 – but was ”devastated’ when she found out his case was already before the court.
Jade Grech, 39, (pictured) pleaded guilty to secretly recording conversations with his former-girlfriend and filming her while having sex. Grech’s charges were dismissed on mental health grounds
‘For more than a year I was preparing myself to have my day in court,’ she told the Daily Telegraph.
‘To have that taken away without my input is not just disappointing, it makes me angry.
‘I feel totally let down and I don’t know the reasons the charges were dismissed.’
The woman received a call from police only after Grech changed his plea to guilty on September 16.
Hornsby Local Court was told the woman received a 1 minute 16 second video via Whatsapp from Grech in February last year, which showed the couple having sex.
The woman confronted Grech replying: ‘Can you please ask me before you record these things’, to which he replied with a screaming face emoji.
After the woman explained she felt ‘uneasy’, Grech texted back,’You are the love of my life. You don’t trust me’.
‘I feel it’s a private thing with you and I,’ the woman responded.
The court heard Grech washed and cleaned the woman’s car and left before she woke up in his Macquarie Park apartment on March 8, last year.
The woman confronted Grech after she was sent the 1 minute 16 second video. Grech replied saying ‘you are the love of my life, you don’t trust me’. (pictured, mock-up of their text exchange)
After returning to the apartment later that evening, the woman and Grech had an argument. She called the police early the next morning.
Police arrested Grech and found the woman’s car keys and a USB with secret recordings in his pants pocket, the court heard.
In a statement made to police, the woman said she discovered more intimate recordings of her.
Grech pleaded guilty to intentionally recording an image without consent and recording conversations with the woman after a device was found in her car.
Magistrate Robyn Denes dismissed Grech’s charges, including charges of common assault and damaging property, on mental health grounds.
Grech was released into the care of his psychologist and is subject to a two-year apprehended domestic violence order to protect the woman.