- Associated Press - Friday, March 3, 2017

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A western New York police officer has been arrested on federal charges alleging he waged a year-long cyberstalking campaign against his ex-girlfriend.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Rochester says 50-year-old William Rosica, of Irondequoit (uh-RAHN’-duh-kwoyt), was arrested this week and charged with stalking and unlawful access to a protected computer.

Prosecutors say Rosica’s girlfriend ended their three-year relationship in February 2016. Authorities say the following month, Rosica began harassing and tormenting the woman with a barrage of text messages, phone calls and emails. Officials say he also contacted the woman’s ex-boyfriend and co-workers.

Rosica is in custody pending a detention hearing Friday morning.

A message left with his attorney’s law firm seeking comment wasn’t immediately returned.

Officials in the town of Irondequoit say Rosica will be placed on unpaid administrative leave.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide