A Michigan man allegedly harassed his ex-girlfriend online in an attempt to get her to commit suicide, Bay City police say.
The woman, who was not identified, told Bay City police that her ex-boyfriend Chad A. Monroe, 34, promised to make her life a living hell until she killed herself, MLive reports.
Monroe allegedly posted nude photos of her on Facebook, calling her a whore, according to court documents. He said he would keep posting the photos until she returned some of his belongings.
While Facebook removed the X-rated images, some people had already downloaded them, court records show.
The victim says she tried to block him, but Monroe kept calling her and sending her text messages and Facebook messages.
When she filed a personal protection order against him on July 22, he sent her a message telling her it wouldn’t matter because the PPO was just a piece of paper.
The woman’s mother told police the same story, saying that she also received naked photographs of her daughter from the accused. He allegedly said he would destroy her daughter until she committed suicide.
Police spoke to Monroe about the complaint and told him to stop contacting her.
Monroe told the police he would never be served with the protection order and his lawyer gave him permission to post explicit images of his ex online.
"I know about the PPO, but it's all bullshit and you won't find me to serve me," Monroe said, according to court records. "I talked with my lawyer and he said I can put naked pictures of [her] on the Internet and I am going to keep doing it until she gives me my [expletive] back.
“There's nothing you can do about it,” he continued. “I am staying up in Pinconning with my crazy aunt and she will shoot anyone who comes onto her property."
One of the pictures posted said “Wanted Dead or Alive.”
Prosecutors disagreed with Monroe’s attorney and a warrant was issued for his arrest on Tuesday Aug. 12.
He was arraigned Wednesday in Bay County District Court on charges of stalking, a one-year misdemeanor, and unlawful posting of a message on the Internet, a two-year felony, MLive reports.
He is being held on $35,000 cash-surety and is expected to appear at a preliminary examination Aug. 26.
A bill banning “Revenge porn” was passed by the Michigan Senate in June which would carry with it up to one year in jail for subsequent offenders.
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