A Seattle police detective was arrested Thursday. The officer, who has been with the force since 1996, faces several charges, including cyberstalking and identity theft.
The 43-year-old detective, whose identity has not been released, was arrested at work Thursday morning for felony dometic violence - specifically cyberstalking for creating a fake Facebook page for a woman police say he had an intimate relationship with. He allegedly put salacious photos on the fake Facebook page, along with comments.
"She was concerned about this Facebook page that was made to look like hers," said Seattle Police spokesman Sean Whitcomb. "She was concerned what this would do to her reputation. Based on the information, and without me going into specifics, this information presented on the phony account that would cause any reasonable person fear."
The woman reported the incident to police last Wednesday, when the Facebook page was created.
The detective was placed in Snohomish County Jail.
More to follow.