STALKING charges against a Bendigo Police Sergeant won't be finalised until next year, after the case was yesterday called to a halt.
A contested hearing for the now-suspended Sergeant was due to finish today but was adjourned after a Magistrate disqualified himself from the proceedings.
Magistrate David Faram discontinued the case after identifying a link to a witness called to give evidence.
The Sergeant, 42, is accused of stalking and repeatedly breaching an intervention order against a Senior Constable he was in a two-year relationship with.
The Senior Constable told the court she was "fearful" of him and was relocating her life as a result.
"It's been a pressing necessity to leave because of the ongoing impact of all the events that have unfolded," she said.
She told the court she almost lost her job when her former partner applied to have an intervention order taken out against her.
She said the order was based on "frivolous" and "unfounded grounds" and would have forced her to stop working as a police officer, due to firearm restrictions.
The application was withdrawn on February 6. On February 14 the Sergeant was arrested and charged over Valentines Day flowers he organised to have sent to the woman's home. The bouquet of flowers constituted one of a series of breaches of an intervention order.
A mention hearing will determine a date for the contested hearing to resume.