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Ex-cop pleads no contest to tracking ex on GPS

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
A former Costa Mesa police officer pleaded no contest after hiding a GPS device in a womans car so that he could follow her.

A former Costa Mesa police officer pleaded no contest after hiding a GPS device in a woman's car so that he could follow her. (KABC Photo)

A former police officer pleaded no contest to keeping tabs on an ex-girlfriend by using a department-issued GPS tracking device.

Aaron Paul Parsons, a former Costa Mesa police officer, entered the plea on Monday to unlawful use of an electronic device. The 31-year-old was ordered to contribute to the Victim Witness Emergency Fund.

Prosecutors say a GPS tracking device was attached to the car of a 32-year-old woman Parsons dated last year. She became suspicious when they ran into each other several times, and then found the device.

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