Oz police officer fired for setting up fake dating profile of ex for sex

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Melbourne, Aug 17 (ANI): A senior South Australian police officer has been sacked from his job after he helped set up a fake Internet dating profile that offered his ex-girlfriend for sex.

Detective Sergeant Darren James Clohesy was fired after he failed to attend a disciplinary hearing with Police Commissioner Mal Hyde.

He received an 18-month suspended sentence and orders to perform 320 hours of community service last week after he pleaded guilty to offensive behaviour, breaching his bail conditions and improperly accessing the police computer system.

Clohesy, 41, helped to set up a fake profile on an adult Internet dating site after his girlfriend, Tania Milsom, also a police officer, ended their relationship last year.

The profile, dubbed "SexyMillie888", provided Milsom's phone number and address, asking men to contact her for sex.

A number of men went to Milsom's home with plans of her house, with at least one knocking on her bedroom window.

"The commissioner determined Mr Clohesy's offending was of a serious nature and his behaviour unacceptable and incompatible with the service expected of a police officer," News.com.au quoted a police spokesman as saying.

"Mr Clohesy did not attend today's hearing, nor was he represented," he stated.

Chief Magistrate Elizabeth Bolton said in sentencing Clohesy that he had provided personal information about Milsom for a nasty, hurtful and malicious scheme.

Bolton said the plan had been designed to embarrass, frighten and degrade the woman who had rejected Clohesy. (ANI)

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