My friend has been charged with Stalking under section 21A of the Crimes Act 1958. The charge is
The accused engaged in a course of conduct, giving offensive material to the victim or any other person or leaving it where it will be found by, given to or brought to the attention of, the victim or the other person to intentionally cause physical or mental harm to the victim, including self-harm or to arouse apprehension or fear in the victim for his or her own safety or that of any other person.
The "offense" has happened only one time. His lawyer said even though it happened once it is sufficient to prove that it is stalking, but I researched on many sites and it has been mentioned that the course of conduct must constitute continued behaviour, which must have happened more than once. Following are the references:
https://www.gotocourt.com.au/criminal-law/vic/stalking-offences/ -- what must the prosecution prove sections n.
Please tell me if the conduct did not happen more than once, is it sufficient to prove no guilt for stalking in Victoria, Australia?