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LAPD officer convicted of harassing woman with threatening calls

A Los Angeles police officer was convicted and sentenced Thursday for harassing a woman with threatening phone calls and text messages.

Joshua Jinwook Chong, a Fullerton resident and Los Angeles Police Department sergeant, had a past romantic relationship with the woman when he threatened to kill her and a male friend in October 2011, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.

Chong called the woman more than 25 times, the district attorney's office said in a statement. He has been relieved of duty and is on leave without pay, the LAPD said Thursday afternoon.

Chong pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of annoying and harassing phone calls. He was sentenced to three years of informal probation and was ordered to complete eight hours of community service and a 52-week batterer's treatment program.

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-- Robert J. Lopez
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