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Police investigatorMotortion / Dreamstime.comAn Australian police officer has been sentenced to six months in jail for illegally using police databases to snoop on potential dates. Adrian Trevor Moore looked up information on 92 women he met on dating websites. His attorney says he was trying to do "due diligence" before deciding whether to meet the women in person. But Moore accessed information on several of the women multiple times over a number of years.

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  • Rat on a train||

    Moore was also fined $2,000 for possessing images of bestiality.
    Looking at arrest records to find a match?

  • Jerryskids||

    6 Months in jail? Is he still getting paid and will he be back out on patrol once he serves his time?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    A third of the women were checked by Moore multiple times over several years.

    One victim's details were accessed 13 times over six years.

    She's the one.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Adrian Trevor Moore was a 28-year veteran of WA Police and was nominated as police officer of the year in 2011.

    To be fair, everyone gets nominated at least once so when one gets in trouble they can put out a press release that he was nominated as police officer of the year.

  • Conchfritters||

    This sets a dangerous precedent - it's going to be kind of hard to recruit new police officers if you tell them that they can't break the law.

  • Longtobefree||

    If you build it, they will access it.

  • Deconstructed Potato||

    He's kind of got an F. Murray Abraham thing going on.


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