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Mistress seeks restraining order against former police officer
MASSAPEQUA (WABC) -- Former Nassau Police Officer Michael Tedesco held hands tightly with his wife Sharon as they left family court without comment.
Tara Obenauer, a Wall Street executive, is fighting to have a permanent restraining order put on Tedesco because she says he's threatened her.
"I'm scared and upset and I would like to get this behind me for myself and for my children and, as Mr. Perrone said, go back to some normalcy," she said.
Obenauer says the threats started when she began cooperating with internal affairs who were investigating her relationship with Tedesco.
She says the two carried on a 7 month affair inside her home in Massapequa often when Tedesco was on duty and in uniform.
Tedescos attorney didn't have much to say either when we asked if he was talking with Obenauer's attorney.
"That will be between us and the court that we're going to handle it. Thank you," he said.
"If there's a way we can resolve things do that I can assure that my client is safe and comfortable and can resume her lifestyle before this happened we're open to anything," Frank Perrone, Obenauer's attorney, said.
As soon as Internal Affairs started investigating Officer Tedesco, he retired, but without the commissioner's permission. That means while he's already started drawing an 85-thousand dollar state mandated pension, sources say the department has withheld tens of thousands in sick and overtime pay.
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