On this new six-episode podcast, Guardian journalist Sirin Kale investigates the story of Matthew Hardy, a cyberstalker who terrified folks in his hometown and past for over a decade.
His harassment would typically begin in the identical approach, with a pretend profile posing as a younger girl asking a easy query: “Hey hun, can I let you know a secret?” This sequence makes an attempt to untangle his net of deception to learn the way and why he wreaked havoc over so many individuals’s lives.
In episode 5, Sirin meets Donna, Matthew’s mom. Donna tells Sirin about Matthew’s childhood, his difficulties with becoming in at college, and his elevated isolation in maturity. Sirin learns that Donna felt she struggled to get the appropriate help when Matthew was recognized autistic and in addition with a studying incapacity. Donna shares her perspective on why she thinks Matthew stalked girls on-line.
Since making this podcast, Matthew has been granted permission to enchantment in opposition to his sentence.
- Subscribe to Can I Inform You a Secret? on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts
- In the event you want any help round stalking and harassment, you will get in contact with the Suzy Lamplugh Belief or name the Nationwide Stalking Helpline on 0808 802 0300
- We’d wish to thank the Nationwide Autistic Society and Autism Rights Group Highland for his or her assist and recommendation on this sequence
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