Trooper accused of misusing police database for women’s info


MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio trooper accused of stalking a subordinate’s wife after an affair has been charged with finding or keeping personal information about 10 other women obtained from a law enforcement database without authorization.

A Washington County court says William Elschlager pleaded not guilty to the new charges Wednesday.

A message was left for his attorney.

Elschlager previously pleaded not guilty to charges including abduction, criminal trespassing and menacing by stalking.

He’s scheduled for trial on both sets of charges in January.

Elschlager commanded the State Highway Patrol’s Marietta post but was fired after officials learned about the stalking allegations.

He’s also charged in Delaware County with stealing two guns in evidence that were supposed to be destroyed or returned when he patrolled in central Ohio. He pleaded not guilty.

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