For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
LAPD SERGEANT CONVICTED OF HARASSING PHONE CALLS AND TEXTS TO WOMAN FROM PAST RELATIONSHIP
FULLERTON – A Los Angeles Police Department sergeant was convicted and sentenced today for harassing a woman with whom he formerly had a romantic relationship in phone calls and text messages. Joshua Jinwook Chong, 42, Fullerton, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of annoying and harassing phone calls and was sentenced to three years informal probation, and is ordered to complete eight hours of community service and a 52-week batterer’s treatment program.
On Oct. 17, 2011, Chong sent multiple text messages to victim Jane Doe, with whom he formerly had a romantic relationship, threatening to kill the victim’s male friend. That same night, the defendant called Jane Doe and threatened over the phone to kill her. Fearing for her safety, Jane Doe left her home and stayed that night with a friend.
While Jane Doe was away from her home that night, Chong sent more harassing text messages to the victim, claiming that he would show up at her work. Between Oct. 17, 2011, and Oct. 18, 2011, Chong called Jane Doe’s phone over 25 times.
On Oct. 18, 2011, Jane Doe reported the threats and harassing phone calls to the California State University, Fullerton Police Department, who investigated this case and arrested the defendant that same day.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Chris Duff of the Special Prosecutions Unit prosecuted this case.