Sexting former South Coast cop convicted

In between family snaps from fishing trips, former South Coast police officer Danijel Radosavljevic had a picture of his penis stored in his mobile phone which he often sent to fellow officers.

Wollongong Local Court on Thursday heard Radosavljevic repeatedly indecently assaulted female police officers by pinching and slapping them on the backside, discussing his need to masturbate, exposing himself to them and sending them explicit text and picture messages including a video of himself masturbating.

Radosavljevic resigned from the force in 2012 after the allegations surfaced and now lives in Sydney.

Five separate women gave evidence against Radosavljevic during a hearing in January.

Four of the complainants were police officers and one was a civilian.

The court heard Radosavljevic’s misconduct began in 2010 when he sent one of the women a text message that said: ‘‘I bet you have a hot arse under those pants.’’

He then went on to send her explicit picture messages including a man’s groin wearing blue speedos, a penis and a man with an erection wearing blue police cargo pants.

The latter included a message saying: ‘‘This is what you do to me.’’

The court heard the woman avoided Radosavljevic and told him she did not wish to receive any more messages from him.

By July 2011 the woman had made up a boyfriend in an attempt to deter Radosavljevic, but he exposed his penis to her and talked about masturbation before going off to masturbate.

The next day he sent her a text message thanking her for the night before and saying: ‘‘Sorry you felt uncomfortable, I didn’t mean for that to happen, I won’t put you in that position again.’’

The court heard Radosavljevic slapped and pinched other complainants on the backside, sometimes in front of witnesses.

He also sent other victims similar photographs to the ones he sent the first complainant.

The court heard Radosavljevic massaged one woman’s shoulders who shrugged him off and told him not to touch her.

Magistrate Susan McGowan found that act did not constitute an indecent assault but convicted Radosavljevic of the back-up charge of common assault.

Radosavljevic was also convicted of four counts of indecent assault and a charge of committing an act of indecency.

The maximum penalty is two years in jail and Magistrate McGowan has reserved her judgment until June 19 when a sentencing options report will be available.

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