Fixated Persons Investigations Unit charge man over decade of harassment

A man has been charged following an investigation into an alleged decade-long campaign of threats and harassment to public servants in the Blue Mountains.

Earlier this year, detectives from the Fixated Persons Investigation Unit established Strike Force Hirst to investigate reports a man was harassing and threatening members of council, and state and federal parliaments from the Blue Mountains area.

Following extensive investigations, FPIU officers arrested a 37-year-old man on Hawkesbury Road, Winmalee, just after 1pm yesterday (Wednesday 14 August 2019).

He was taken to Springwood Police Station and charged with three counts of stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm, three counts of use carriage service to menace/harass/offend, and two counts of publish etc false misleading material to obtain advantage.

Police will allege in court that the man made false allegations of sexual assault, child sexual abuse, and inappropriate relationships; and made threats to others via email, social media, text messages, and phone calls about enabling the same.

The man was granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear at Penrith Local Court on Thursday 5 September 2019.

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