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Rockingham man charged for alleged abusive phone calls to federal cops

Photo: Australian Federal Police.

A Rockingham man has been charged for allegedly making hundreds of abusive phone calls to the Australian Federal Police.

Police will allege the man made 119 abusive, offensive and harassing phone calls to the AFP between January 14 and 15.

On Saturday, AFP officers raided a Rockingham home, arrested the man and seized a mobile phone.

The 43-year-old was charged with using a carriage service to menace, harass, or cause offence and is due to appear in the Northbridge Magistrates Court today.

If convicted he faces a maximum sentence of nine years imprisonment.

Acting Commander Western Command Graeme Marshall said the charge makes it clear no one should be harassed or threatened in the line of duty.

“The AFP has a zero tolerance for those who would seek to menace our people and these charges are a reflection of this,” he said

“These types of calls also waste valuable police resources and prevent staff from dealing with legitimate calls from the public.”

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