A Milwaukee Police sergeant charged for stalking and sending hundreds of text messages, including threatening rape of ex-girlfriend.
By H. Nelson Goodson
August 12, 2013
Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Milwaukee Police Sergeant Alex Lopez, 38, was charged with one felony count for stalking his former girlfriend. Lopez was suspended from the department pending the outcome of the case. He posted a $2,500 signatured bond and was freed from custody, but was ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device as a condition for his release, according to court records. If convicted, Lopez is facing up to three and a half years in prison.
His former girlfriend complained to Milwaukee police that Sgt. Lopez was stalking her after she ended a five month relationship in May with him. The woman began to date Sgt. Lopez in January 2013, but by May she ended the relationship after he became sexually violent with her.
Lopez apparently send more than 500 of text messages between June 18 to August 5 to her that were threatening, including some indicating he wanted to rape her and another wishing she was dead, according to the criminal complaint.
Lopez is expected back at a Milwaukee County Circuit Court for a preliminary hearing on August 27.