These are the men who chose to target women and ended up in court because of it.
We see cases of vile men who commit crimes against women on almost a daily basis in Merseyside's courts.
These can range from a variety of offences, from harassment to acts of violence and crimes that endanger people's lives.
Sometimes the victims are women who have been in a relationship with the perpetrator or who are already known to him.
In other cases men target victims they don't even know.
Below are some of the latest cases to have been heard in Merseyside courts of men who targeted women.
A man bombarded his ex boss with a series of vulgar texts after she sacked him.
Jamie Corbett worked at Acacia Court care home in Southport before he lost his job.
The 30-year-old then sent a series of sexually explicit messages to the woman who terminated his employment.
He sent the texts between April 17 last year and August 3 last year.
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Paul Kilty, defending, asked magistrates to consider Corbett's mental and physical health, explaining that he suffers from cancer.
He admitted one count of harassment.
Corbett, of Bath Street, Southport, was handed a 12 month community order with 20 Rehabilitation Activity Requirements and was ordered to pay a £250 fine, £300 in compensation, a victim surcharge of £95 and costs of £85.
A three year restraining order was also imposed, preventing him from contacting his ex employer, any other employees at the care home or from attending at the care home.
A possessive ex-boyfriend told his former girlfriend he would 'make her kill herself' and left her suffering with PTSD after bombarding her with messages.
Lewis Moscrop even went to the woman's home and "quietly" tapped on her window before shouting through her letterbox.
The woman said Moscrop has "shattered her trust" and forced her to move home for the third time.
Among messages he sent to her he said "I am going to make you kill yourself today" and "you are the one making me obsessed with you".
John Rowan, defending, said his client wanted to express his "genuine remorse" towards the victim and he has since been "motivated" to work with professionals while in custody to change his behaviour.
Moscrop, of Ackers Hall Avenue, Knotty Ash, has 11 previous convictions for 16 offences, including burglary and drugs charges.
He admitted three counts of breaching a non molestation order and one count of racially aggravated public disorder.
Moscrop was jailed for 16 months.
A vile ex-boyfriend torched his former partner's BMW after seeing her on a night out with other men.
Richard Foster' s lawyer said the dad-of-two was "wounded" when Alexandria Ward broke up with him.
The jealous 34-year-old told his ex "Watch what will happen to you" before setting her car on fire.
Miss Ward was having drinks with friends at her Maghull home when her BMW 320 M-Sport was set ablaze.
After she told Foster he was caught on CCTV, he rang back and offered £20,000 to "forget about the whole thing".
The court heard Foster was on medication for anxiety and depression, under the care of Clock View Hospital and awaiting an ADHD assessment at the time of his court hearing.
Foster, of Princes Parade, Liverpool city centre, admitted arson being reckless as to whether life was endangered.
He has eight previous convictions for nine offences, dating back to 2005.
Foster was jailed for two years and three months.
A sex attacker dragged a woman from a city centre street towards a secluded alley so he could sexually assault her.
A judge didn't believe Dhanji Punja when he said he only wanted to kiss his victim, and ruled that his intention was sexual assault on the lone woman.
The 42-year-old targeted the woman as she walked on Lord Street at night on July 12 last year.
But a judge didn't believe him and ruled he had intended to sexually assault her.
The 42-year-old preyed on the lone woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, as she walked on Lord Street on July 12 last year.
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He grabbed her and forced her across towards Dorans Lane, calling her a "f****** b****", and only letting go when faced with three security guards.
Punja, of Stanley Street, Liverpool city centre, has four previous convictions for four offences.
He admitted kidnap and kidnap with intent to commit a sexual offence.
He was jailed for five years, with an extended two years on licence.
Punja was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.
A husband said that his estranged wife would "regret it for the rest of her life" if she didn't speak to him.
Neil Preece harassed Becky Preece and her new partner David Savage over two months.
The 57-year-old says that his wife left him penniless after leaving him for another man.
As well as sending threatening texts Preece clambered over her mum's garden fence and "loitered" before banging on the windows.
Mr Savage said he was left "constantly worrying" and said Ms Preece would ask him to check her car tyres every morning.
Chelsea Kearns, defending Preece, said he claims his ex wife "took all their money" and he later discovered "there was an affair and that is why she had left".
Preece admitted two counts of harassment without violence dating between November 13 2020 and January 3 2021 and November 22 2020 and January 3 2021.
He has no previous convictions.
Preece, of Newton-le-Willows, was handed a 12 month community order with a eight week curfew between 8pm and 6am and was also ordered to complete 40 Rehabilitation Activity Requirements.
He must pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £95.
An 18 month restraining order was also imposed.