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Officer admits to stalking ex-girlfriend

Posted: 12:51 PM, Sep 10, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-10 12:51:17-04

A former Akron police sergeant pleaded guilty to aggravated assault as well as stalking his ex-girlfriend.

Eric Paull appeared in court today and pleaded guilty to several felony charges including aggravated assault, tampering with evidence, menacing by stalking and unauthorized use of a law enforcement computer. 

Paul was arrested by a fellow Akron officer on April 9 for stalking his 29-year-old former girlfriend and her new boyfriend, our partners at Ohio.com report .

The ex-girlfriend told police Paull began stalking her after their relationship ended. Police later discovered he had used station equipment to look up information on the woman as well as her new partner. 

In addition to being removed from the force, Paull also lost his 7-year-long position as an adjunct professor at the University of Akron. 

According to the prosecutors' office, the prosecution is seeking the maximum sentence of 9 years. Paull will be sentenced on Oct. 26. 

Read more from the Akron Beacon Journal at Ohio.com.