Man sues officer who allegedly forwarded explicit photos

A Stamford man has filed a lawsuit against an officer he claims confiscated his cell phone and forwarded sexually explicit photos to himself and others.Attorney

STAMFORD - A Stamford man has filed a lawsuit against an officer he claims confiscated his cell phone and forwarded sexually explicit photos to himself and others.

Attorney Norm Pattis says his client, William Vasilakos, realized there were calls and text messages sent by someone else from his cell phone after being released from jail. He says the pictures are of Vasilakos and his former girlfriend.

Pattis says the phone was confiscated by Officer Michael Presti when Vasilakos was arrested on a breach-of-peace charge in Aug. 2008.

Stamford police say their Internal Affairs division investigated and substantiated the federal complaint and say Presti has been disciplined.

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