A judge denied bail for the Irondequoit police officer accused of cyberstalking and harassing his ex-girlfriend for nearly a year.
William Rosica, 50, was in court Friday for a detention hearing. Prosecutors said they believed he used his training as an officer to carry out the alleged cyberstalking.
Prosecutors say Rosica harassed, threatened and tormented the woman on a daily basis through texts, emails and phone calls. The criminal complaint says the woman’s ex-husband and co-workers were also targeted.
Prosecutors explain why they argued for Rosica to stay in custody. “I equate this to a domestic violence situation where he abused her psychologically and emotionally,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa Marangola. “At this point he’s lost his career, his family, his friends. I think he’s got nothing to lose at this point.”
Rosica is due back in court on March 31.
If convicted he faces a maximum of five years in prison.