Police officer ‘disgusted’ with himself after propositioning schoolgirl while on duty, court hears

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A Sydney police officer has said he’s “disgusted” with himself during a sentencing hearing today in the NSW District Court.

Senior constables James Delinicolis, 30, and Angelo Dellosa, 31, were suspended after being charged in relation to a consensual sexual encounter with a schoolgirl while on duty.

They each admitted to a single count of misconduct in public office, after an investigation identified nine women who were approached by the officers over a one-year period.

Delinicolis told the NSW District Court he’s “disgusted” in himself.

He revealed his wife filed for divorce, but said he understood her position.

“I am disgusted with myself,” he said.

“It’s brought great embarrassment to the NSW Police Force.”

He told the court he’d hand out “a couple” of post-it notes with a fake name and phone number every week, including to the schoolgirl at a train station.

Acting Judge Peter Berman asked whether the purpose of the notes was “just in case you met an attractive woman”, which he agreed.

He told the court he accepts full responsibility for his actions and has learned lessons.

“Firstly, I should be more respectful, especially to women,” he said.

“I shouldn’t look at them as an object.”

Source: ABC News

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