Former police officer James Delinicolis avoids jail for picking up schoolgirl on duty


Former Sydney police officers Angelo Dellosa, 31, and James Delinicolis, 30, have avoided jail time after pleading guilty to routinely picking up women for sex and having a threesome with a teenage schoolgirl.

The former officers pleaded guilty to one count of misconduct in public office and were sentenced in the NSW District Court on Friday.

In March 2020 Delinicolis was stationed at a bus stop at Cabramatta railway station when he saw Violet, 17, wearing a school uniform.

Violet is a pseudonym to protect her identity.

The policeman asked her several intrusive questions then handed her his number from a pile he carried in advance to hand out, according to the facts.

NSW Police Senior Constable Angelo Dellosa. Photo: Daily Mail

“As the police officers drove away, some of the officers, to their discredit, congratulated Delinicolis,” the judge said.

That same day Violet contacted Delinicolis on Whatsapp and the two began exchanging sexually suggestive messages. Later that evening, the two checked in to a hotel.

Dellosa soon arrived and engaged in further sexual acts, all of which have been suppressed by the court.

After the encounters the men said: “Don’t tell anyone because we are police and we might lose our job”.

NSW Police officer Angelo Dellosa. Photo: The Daily Telegraph

A complaint by Violet prompted their arrest.

The judge was satisfied both men spent a “frightening” time in custody and that both had shown genuine remorse, especially Dellosa, who sobbed giving evidence.

“Both offenders were of otherwise good character before they committed the offence for which I will sentence them,” he said.

Delinicolis was sentenced to an intensive corrections order of two years and 400 hours of community service. Dellosa was subject to a community corrections order for 18 months, and ordered to perform 300 hours of community service.





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