Articles Tagged with harassment

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An Arizona woman who met a man online and accompanied him on one date is facing charges for accusations of stalking him by sending him 65,000 text messages, some of which were disturbing in content. She also allegedly broke into his home.

Luxy is an internet-based millionaire matchmaking site with the objective of creating romantic connections between people seeking specific partners.

31-year-old Jacqueline Ades made an account on the website and began communicating with a man with whom she desired a love relationship. Last summer the man took Ades out for a date in person and she allegedly wanted to continue seeing him regularly.

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A Texas woman has been charged with creating an account on Craigslist in her soon-to-be ex-husband’s new girlfriend’s name and personal information and using it to place an ad seeking married sexual partners.

48-year-old Tamantha Johnson, a woman married to a divorce attorney and working as a nurse in Houston, Texas, has been in the process of a divorce from her husband since last April.

Johnson suspected her husband was dating someone new, and she allegedly used unorthodox means in order to coerce the woman she believed to be his girlfriend into admitting she was sleeping with the man.

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A woman from Texas allegedly created accounts online in her ex boyfriend’s name and used them to issue murderous threats to herself and another woman, causing him to be thrown in jail several times.

In September, 22-year-old Lisa Marie Garcia purportedly began creating fake social media accounts on sites such as Facebook and Instagram using her ex-boyfriend’s name and information to create the profiles. She has been accused of using these accounts in order to issue death threats to herself and another woman with whom he has a child making it appear as if he was composing the threats himself.

Garcia used the content of the messages in an attempt to cause legal trouble for Brandon Berrott, and he was taken into custody when she reported the threats. After his release she continued using the social media accounts with Berrott’s name in order to construct more threats toward herself, and then contacting the police.

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In nearly twenty years of practice as an Orange County criminal defense attorney, I have seen the following too many times to recall:

He has been served with a temporary restraining order and wants to fight it. The says there’s no reason for it. They simply had a breakup and he said some mean things. There was no violence, no harassment and no threats. Imposition of the restraining order can have consequences- he could lose his job and his ex-wife could use the restraining order against him if she ever decides to take him back to court to get more child support. Shortly before the restraining order hearing he calls and says his ex-girlfriend wants to “drop” the restraining order. I ask how he knows this and he says “she called me”.

He should never have taken that call. Unless there is some specifically carved out exception such as “the parties may have electronic communication solely for the purposes of discussing continuing financial obligations,” a restraining order prohibits contact for ALL  purposes.