Sydney, Jan 9 (ANI): Several cyber perverts have been caught stalking Australian politician Kristina Keneally, it has been revealed.
Police attached to the Premier's personal security unit has already warned two men to stop posting menacing and sexually explicit messages for her on social media forums such as Twitter.
According to the Sun-Herald, police are apparently taking the online harassment very seriously after several incidents last year in which agitated people turned up at events where Keneally was to appear, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.
They believe there is a link between people crashing functions to get near the Premier and her online followers.
Police have also coached Keneally on using Twitter so that she no longer mentions where she will be on a particular day.
Keneally, who has 11,844 Twitter followers, has been advised to tweet "retrospectively", mentioning locations and events by name only after she has left.
The Premier's office confirmed that a number of individuals-all men-had been blocked from posting comments on Keneally's Twitter page and that police were involved.
Sources described the harassment as "celebrity-style stalking of a sexual nature".
All the sexually explicit messages have been erased from her Twitter page but a search of comments already this year reveal Ms Keneally is also a target of non-sexual abuse. (ANI)