In March 2016, Jaman was sentenced to 10 years in prison for assaulting and robbing a senior citizen. In April 2018, he was sentenced to an additional 6 months in prison after the police found out he had hidden a mobile phone which he used to converse with prison officer Shauna Cleary via text.  
Cleary was given a 16-week suspended sentence after pleading guilty to misconduct in public office. She was also ordered to complete 15 days of rehabilitation activity as part of her punishment. 
Kurt Jarman was serving a 10-year sentence for attacking a 77-year-old man with a Stanley knife having forced his way into the pensioner's house in 2015. He was jailed and sent to the HM Parc prison in March 2016. During a three-hour attack, the 22-year-old amateur rugby player ransacked his victim's house, eventually marched him to an ATM having demanded £5,000. Jarman was drunk when he forced his way into the house in Machynlleth, Powys, Wales and punched the 77-year-old to the floor. 
Prosecutor Joanna James said analysis revealed Kurt Jarman called Shauna Cleary in August 2017, which was the catalyst for the relationship "gaining momentum".