University of Delaware police officer charged with harassment of former student

Newark Police have charged a University of Delaware police officer with harassing a female student, with whom he had a relationship that ended several months ago.

The 21-year-old student told investigators she received harassing text messages, emails and voice messages for several days in February following their break up. 

Demetrius Sharp, 31-years-old, of Kennett Square, Pa., is also accused of trying to contact the woman while he was on duty and in police uniform.  Additionally, he allegedly shined a spotlight from his patrol vehicle into her windows. 

Sharp is charged with three counts of harassment and one count of official misconduct.  Sharp turned himself in to Newark Police Wednesday and has been released on $4,000 unsecured bond. 

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The University of Delaware says Sharp has been placed on administrative leave from the UD Police Department.

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