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    Document Details Cop's Alleged Post of Ex's Nude Photo
    Windsor Police / Connecticut State Police

    More details have emerged about the Windsor, Connecticut, police officer accused of posting explicit photos of his estranged wife online and saying she wanted to engage in sex with strangers.

    Dennis Adams, a Windsor police officer, was arrested Dec. 22 on a single count of second-degree breach of peace. He was released without bail after pleading not guilty.

    State police made the arrest and said the listing included a nude photo and solicited a sexual encounter.

    According to the newly released arrest warrant for Adams, he posted an explicit picture of his estranged wife on Craigslist on ads labeled "Cougar Looking for Cub" and listed her phone number.

    The victim subsequently got harassing text messages of people trying to meet her and regarding her "pretty kitty," the arrest warrant said.

    Adams' attorney has released a statement saying he was confident the assertion would be dismissed.

    The post, which was up for less than 24 hours, according to Craiglist's legal department, stated that the victim was "home and horny" and "just looking for some company with NSA," meaning "No Strings Attached."

    The victim, who lives in Stafford with her two children, met Dennis in 2004, moved in with him the following year and became pregnant with their child in 2006, according to the records. She told police that Adams had a problem with controlling his temper and was allegedly fired from a local Connecticut police station for pointing a gun at a woman's head, according to the affidavit. Adams was supposedly rehired.

    Adams allegedly would throw gallons of water on the victim in front of their children and scream at the top of his lungs at least once a month, the victim told police.

    The victim remembers Adams throwing firewood around the yard and flipping a grill over during arguments, the affidavit said. In addition, Adams would shut off the victim's phone or lock her out of the garage if she went out and didn't answer his calls, she told police.

    She told police that she didn't want to report Adams because he was a police officer and she didn't want him to lose his job considering he is the sole provider for the children financially. The victim said his profession gave him knowledge of domestic violence laws and he used this information to "torment" her without violating any criminal laws, according to the warrant. 

    Windsor police have placed Adams on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the case and an internal investigation.

    Adams' attorney, Ray Hassett, issued a statement in December about the case. 

    "At this point there are far more questions, than there are answers. My client is unfortunately caught up in an ugly divorce and custody battle. Previous similar allegations were made against him by this same alleged victim who has now engaged the media and the police. The prior assertions were dismissed and therefore I am confident a similar disposition will occur in a court of law," he said.