Facebook hate sees ex-soldier charged

Facebook hate sees ex-soldier charged

Summary: Following email threats made against a senior army officer and a Facebook "hate page", the NSW Police have laid charges against an ex-member of the Australian Defence Force.

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in brief Following email threats made against a senior army officer and a Facebook "hate page", the NSW Police have laid charges against an ex-member of the Australian Defence Force.

The police have alleged that the ex-soldier sent threats via email relating to the officer's sexuality and started a Facebook group naming the officer and other members of the Australian Defence Force in what is alleged as an "attempt to identify them as homosexual".

The 32-year-old man was subsequently charged with a count of using a carriage service to threaten and using a carriage service to menace, harass and cause offence.

The man, arrested this morning at Surry Hills Police Station, will appear before court on 3 June.

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  • ex-soldier for a reason...

    Like any organisation that employees people, you're going to run across some idiots.
    Scott W-ef9ad
  • Old military term, "Put Brain into gear before engaging mouth" or in this case fingers. Think what you like, but dont dont say it, dont write it, and certainly dont put it on bloody facebook.
    BoomerMMW