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News: World

Thu 5 May, 2011
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Sydney detectives launched an investigation and discovered a "hate page" on the social networking site that encouraged violence against homosexuals

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A former member of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) has been charged over allegedly creating a Facebook "hate page" against homosexuals.

A 32-year-old Kareela man was arrested at Surry Hills police station, in Sydney, this morning and charged with a number of offences.

In March, a major attached to the Australian army complained to police about receiving email threats about his sexuality.

Sydney detectives launched an investigation and discovered a "hate page" on the social networking site that encouraged violence against homosexuals.



The page also named a number of ADF employees in an attempt to out them as homosexuals.

The Kareela man has been charged in relation to both the alleged threats against the major and the alleged creation of the Facebook page.

He will face court on one count of using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence and one count of using a carriage service to threaten.

He has been granted conditional bail to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on June 3.

Source: AAP

 

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