Police charge man with stalking and harrassing sporting official

Detectives from the Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit have charged a man for allegedly making a series of harassing phone calls to a national sporting official.

Police executed a search warrant at the man’s address in Frankston on Thursday after receiving reports he acquired the official’s mobile phone number and proceeded to repeatedly call and leave menacing voicemails.

The alleged offending occurred on 31 July and 1 August this year.

A 39-year-old Frankston man has been charged with one count of stalking and one count of use carriage service to menace.

He was bailed to face Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 4 May, 2021.

Victoria Police takes any threat against a person extremely seriously and will investigate incidents to the fullest extent.

Anyone seeking to cause harm online or via a telecommunications device needs to remember there are serious consequences to their actions which can have devastating effects for victims.

This behaviour is not on – it’s criminal and Victoria Police will hold people to account for their actions.

To report seriously threatening, intimidating, harassing or humiliating behaviour you can contact your local police station or in an emergency contact Triple Zero (000).

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