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All countries
267,038,709
Confirmed
Updated on December 7, 2021 5:44 pm
All countries
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Recovered
Updated on December 7, 2021 5:44 pm
All countries
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Deaths
Updated on December 7, 2021 5:44 pm

Small town mayor arrested in big revenge-porn case, faces 50 criminal charges

Enlarge / Andrew Bradshaw, mayor of Cambridge, Maryland.

The mayor of a small town in Maryland was arrested today and charged with 50 counts of spreading revenge porn on Reddit, the Maryland state attorney’s office. announced.

Cambridge Mayor Andrew Bradshaw, 32, “created multiple accounts on the public Internet forum ‘Reddit,’ using a public username consisting of a permutation of the name and date of birth of a person, identified as Victim-1, who had a past romantic relationship with Mr. Bradshaw. ,” said the announcement. Bradshaw allegedly “posted nude photos of Victim-1, captioned with racial slurs and sexually explicit language, on his ‘Reddit’ account and various ‘Subreddit’ forums related to sexual activity, insults, degradation, race and other topics.”

Each of the 50 counts carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Police have carry out searches and seizures at the mayor’s office at City Hall on Aug. 4.

what bradshaw sworn in as mayor in January 2021 after defeating incumbent Victoria Jackson-Stanley in the second round of elections, how are you with 1,643 votes to 1,219 Jackson-Stanley votes. Cambridge has about 12,260 residents as of July 2019.

Woman contacts police after discovering Reddit post

State prosecutors detailed the allegations in a document filling filed in Circuit Court for Dorchester County. The document says Bradshaw’s alleged victim was a 1995-born woman who contacted law enforcement in May 2021 after discovering that nude photos of her were posted on Reddit without her consent.

“Victim-1 suggested that she send the posted photos to only one other person, Andrew Bradshaw, that the photos were sent while she and Bradshaw were in an intimate relationship, and that she did not give Bradshaw permission to redistribute the photos. the photo. Victim-1 advised law enforcement that she is no longer romantically involved with Bradshaw,” the indictment said.

Bradshaw was charged with violating Maryland’s revenge porn laws, which “prohibit the nonconsensual distribution of personal visual representations of others that show their intimate body parts or show them engaging in sexual activity, with intent to harm, harass, intimidate, threaten or coerce the person depicted.” ,” the prosecutor’s statement read.

“Online court records show he was acquitted on his own admission after appearing at the Dorchester Circuit Court on Monday,” The Washington Post write.

Derogatory text includes racial slurs

A Reddit account with a username based on the victim’s name and date of birth “was used to post photos of Victim-1’s face and intimate parts to a public Reddit forum,” the indictment document said. The forums include “subreddits named ‘HumiliatingComments’, ‘DegradeThisPig,’ ‘DegradedCaptions,’ ‘Slut,’ and ‘needysluts,'” the document said. “Additional photos of Victim-1 have been posted on a subreddit specifically related to ‘raceplay’ with racial slurs in some post titles.” The revenge porn post was made from an IP address traced to a house Bradshaw owned in Cambridge, the documents said.

The racial epithet allegedly used by Bradshaw in the photo caption was edited from a copy of the indictment document provided by the prosecutor’s office. The document says captions on revenge porn photos include “Ready to try first” [redacted] thick, “” White girl type [redacted] like crazy,” “I have no self-respect, and just want to be covered in cum to know that my chubby body has a purpose,”” Every morning, I think of the dozens of men jerking and pumping their load out for pics of my fat titties <3 , ""Would you rather cum in me, in my titties, in my belly, or on my face???,"" fat white girl looking for a [redacted] father to message with, "and" Ready to place [redacted] dick between these titties for the first time ;).

“City business unaffected”

Baltimore Sun reported on how the Cambridge government will proceed while the mayor faces criminal charges:

David Deutsch, Cambridge’s acting city manager, said the city commissioner would meet with the city attorney “soon” to examine the city charter and code to see “what options exist and if any action needs to be taken.” That will likely happen before the next board of commissioners meeting in mid-December, he said.

Meanwhile, Bradshaw remains mayor of the city, Deutsch said.

“Government operations are still moving forward,” Deutsch said. “The legal issues surrounding the mayor are personal and do not involve the city’s businesses.”

The city also posted a statement on website. “The city is currently gathering information and will cooperate fully with the Maryland State Police and the State Attorney’s Office,” the statement said. “Since the City has a Council-Manager form of municipal government in which the City Manager serves as the chief executive of the City and the head of its administrative branches, the City’s business is unaffected. As this is an active legal matter, no further comment will be made at this time.”

Youngest mayor in Cambridge history, Bradshaw graduated Magna cum laude from Penn State and has experience working in his family’s body shop business and serving as a volunteer firefighter, according to his records bio on the city site.

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