Court docs: Former Irondequoit cop called ex-girlfriend from jail
Rochester/Irondequoit, N.Y. (WHAM) - The former Irondequoit Police officer who pleaded guilty last fall to stalking an ex-girlfriend is accused of calling her multiple times while he was awaited sentencing.
On October 5, 2017, William Rosica pleaded guilty to cyberstalking and computer intrusion. FBI agents state Rosica used false names and fake email accounts to harass his victim over the course of a year, encouraging the victim to commit suicide.
Rosica agreed to a sentence of five years in federal prison and three years of post-supervised release.
Prosecutors said between March 2016 and February 28, 2017, Rosica continually sent the victim a barrage of harassing text messages, phone calls, and emails. Rosica also allegedly tried to hack into the victim's work email account and online medical records. Prosecutors said both the work email and online medical records had numerous unauthorized access attempts. Rosica also targeted the victim's ex-husband and co-workers.
In a statement obtained by 13WHAM News which responds to a pre-sentencing investigation report, a federal defense attorney states Rosica contacted his ex-girlfriend three times via telephone while he was in jail. The report states the calls "depict a continuation of criminal conduct and the commission of future criminal conduct."
Rosica resigned from the Irondequoit Police Department after spending months on unpaid administrative leave following his arrest.
Rosica is scheduled to be sentenced on January 23, 2018 at 4 p.m.