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FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer who skipped out on his trial on charges he helped gang members in investigations has returned to court to hear from a woman who says he harassed her after she turned down his advances.
Dorothy Howard Brown and her sister testified against 49-year-old Asbury Park patrolman Keith German Wednesday.
The women told of seeing fliers around Asbury Park and on social media claiming that Brown had HIV.
Prosecutors say German had gang members initiate the smear campaign in exchange for tipping them off about police investigations.
Another woman testified that German gave her Brown's Instagram account and asked her to post the information.
Brown responded by posting on Instagram test results showing she didn't have the condition.
German was arrested in North Carolina last month after fleeing.
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