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Saturday, August 07, 2010

Ex-Girlfriend Smeared Online by Cop


(AUSTRALIA) A police officer accused of smearing his ex-girlfriend's reputation through a bogus, salacious internet profile has struck a plea bargain with prosecutors.

Detective Sergeant Darren James Clohesy, 40, of Mawson Lakes, was due to stand trial today for unlawful stalking.

Prosecutors had alleged that, last May, he set up an account with adult dating website adultmatchmaker.com.au in the name "SexyMillie888".

That account allegedly gave his ex-girlfriend's real name and address, and a mobile phone contact number.

Prosecutors further claimed that number belonged to Clohesy's female friend, who allegedly spoke with interested men about the other woman.
Several men subsequently turned up at the victim's home after contacting the website.

In a victim impact statement, Ms Milsom told the court of the shock of having strange men turn up at her house intending to have sex.

She said the website profile had been used to ``arouse them sexually with fantasy and filth''.

Ms Milsom questioned Clohesy's motives, asking if it was his intention to cause her suffering or harm at the hands of these men and accused him of showing no remorse.


Today, the Adelaide Magistrates Court heard the case had been resolved through negotiation.

Sue Lucas, prosecuting, said Clohesy would plead to the alternate, lesser charge of offensive behaviour.

"It's proposed that the matter be adjourned until tomorrow morning for the guilty plea to be entered," she said.

David Edwardson, QC, for Clohesy, said his client would plead guilty to other offences as well.

"There are numerous breaches of bail between September 2009 and March 2010, and a charge of unlawfully accessing a computer," he said.

"There will be pleas to that, while the charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice will be withdrawn."

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