Fallen AFL star Ben Cousins is found GUILTY of stalking his ex girlfriend ...

Fallen AFL star Ben Cousins is found GUILTY of stalking his ex after bombarding her with up to 29 calls a day - but will be released from jail later this month Fallen AFL star Ben Cousins has been convicted of stalking his ex partner Cousins pleaded not guilty to 20 counts of breaching an family violence order  The former West Coast Eagles captain was sentenced to seven months jail He has been in jail since April after being found with methamphetamine 

By Australian Associated Press

Published: 04:46 GMT, 4 November 2020 | Updated: 04:46 GMT, 4 November 2020

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Fallen AFL star Ben Cousins will remain behind bars for at least another fortnight after being convicted of stalking his ex-partner but acquitted by a Perth court of restraining order breaches.

Cousins had pleaded not guilty to the charges, including 20 counts of breaching a family violence restraining order relating to his ex-partner, Maylea Tinecheff, in April this year.

The former West Coast Eagles captain spent more than six months behind bars before facing a two-day trial in Armadale Magistrates Court.

Fallen AFL star Ben Cousins will remain behind bars for at least another fortnight after being convicted of stalking his ex-partner Maylea Tinecheff (pictured together)

Fallen AFL star Ben Cousins will remain behind bars for at least another fortnight after being convicted of stalking his ex-partner Maylea Tinecheff (pictured together)

The former West Coast Eagles captain has been behind bars since April after police found him in East Victoria Park in possession of 2.5 grams of methamphetamine

The former West Coast Eagles captain has been behind bars since April after police found him in East Victoria Park in possession of 2.5 grams of methamphetamine

On Wednesday, magistrate Brian Mahon delivered his reserved decision, sentencing Cousins to seven months in prison but backdating it to his April 22 arrest.

It means Cousins, who was also made eligible for parole, will remain behind bars until later this month.

Ms Tinecheff said during last week's trial that Cousins had relentlessly tried to contact her and their two young children despite being prohibited from doing so.

She and the children

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