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January 8, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Jail for SPD detective in cyberstalking of ex-lover

EVERETT – A Seattle police detective was sentenced this afternoon to 90 days in jail for posting sexually explicit photographs of a woman after she ended an extramarital affair with him.

David N. Blackmer, 44, had vowed to “ruin” the life of the woman after she went to Blackmer’s home in unincorporated Snohomish County in July to tell his wife about their affair, according to prosecutors. While there, the woman argued with Blackmer, who grabbed her by the neck and pushed her to the ground, charging documents alleged.

Blackmer and the woman had begun a sexual relationship in December 2012 after meeting on an Internet dating website, according to the documents.

Within hours of the confrontation at Blackmer’s home, the woman noticed the explicit photos on a phony Facebook page, the documents say. Some of the photographs were taken while Blackmer and the woman were engaged in sexual activity.

She reported the incident to Seattle police, telling investigators she felt “violated” and “degraded.”

Following an investigation, Blackmer was arrested and placed on leave by the department.

He pleaded guilty last month to cyberstalking/domestic violence.

In addition to the jail term (274 days were suspended by the judge), Blackmer was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and will be on probation for five years upon his release. He will be allowed to carry a firearm.

He was also ordered to not have any contact with the victim for five years.

A tentative date for Blackmer to begin serving his jail term has been set for Feb. 4.

With the conclusion of the criminal case, the Seattle Police Department’s Office of Professional Accountability will begin a separate administrative investigation into the detective’s conduct.

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