Rachel Wallace, procurator fiscal depute, said: “She told him the relationship was over and asked him to no longer contact her. Over the next two days he contacted her in excess of 100 times.
"When police traced him he told them ‘this will be about the messages’.”
Defence solicitor Lynn Swan said the couple had a “particularly turbulent” relationship.
"It was the number of messages that caused the annoyance – not what was in them. There was nothing threatening in them,” she added.
Sheriff Christopher Shead ordered Paris, Flat 2, 2 Matthew Steele Court, Bo’ness, to complete 135 hours unpaid work within 12 months and made him subject to a non-harassment order not to contact his former partner for two years.