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Chester County Hubby in Police’s Custody for Unlawfully Monitoring his Former Wife’s Activities

Police, some time back, arrested a man, aged 39, of Chester County (Pennsylvania, USA) on charges that he secretly monitored his ex-wife's activities. Abclocal.go.com published this on September 27, 2011.

The man, Jay Anthony Ciccarone's estranged wife, during September 2010, contacted police and complained that her former spouse spied on her. Earlier on January 1, 2010, Ciccarone's ex-wife had also told police that she and her husband had a spyware program loaded onto their PC that had been deleted. She didn't know who or why it was deleted, according to the woman.

The woman further narrated to police that once when Ciccarone had gone online on the PC, he sent an e-mail to his lawyer declaring that he read an e-mail from his wife's account.

The estranged wife continued and told the detectives that Ciccarone was so daring that he even told her father about his spying endeavors into his daughter's electronic mails. The father wrote a letter saying his son-in-law told him how he'd been unlawfully accessing his daughter's PC everyday starting December 2009 as well as that he'd fitted one hearing and recording gadget too in the vehicle she drove. Police was handed over the letter later on.

Meanwhile, when Ciccarone's ex-wife became aware of all the above things she was so horrified that she left the house during July 2010, carrying the PC along. She understandably started suspecting when her hubby seemed to indicate that he knew about her e-mails all the while, a complaint to Police reveals.

Moreover, during October 2010, police, who retrieved the PC, shipped it for a forensic examination to the Detectives Computer Forensic Unit of Chester County. It was then found that the "Web Watcher" spying software, which captures any operation of a computer like Web-surfing, e-mail or keystroke, had been loaded onto the system. The woman was unaware of this program, Police stated.

Thereafter, during September 2011, detectives got confirmation from California-based Awareness Technologies, which sells the "Web Watcher," that Ciccarone had really bought the product.

Ciccarone, a former salesman for philly.com, was ordered release on a $75,000 bail after Magisterial District Judge granted so.

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