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Attorney: Accuser in Kettle extortion case was not vetted properly

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The attorney of former state Sen. Nicholas Kettle believes the case against his client was mishandled because the man who accused him of extorting sex and blackmail is related to a state trooper. The extortion charges against Kettle was dropped this week after the new evidence was filed in the case, including Facebook messages between him and his accuser spanning three years that showed a friendship, according to DiMaio. “The tone [of the messages] is completely opposite of what he was testifying to,” DiMaio added. Kettle was charged with two counts of extortion and blackmail after he was accused of extorting sex from a male page at the Rhode Island State House. DiMaio said then-Attorney General Peter Kilmartin didn’t properly examine the case, which changed in January after the current attorney general, Peter Neronha, took over and gave the case a fresh look. According to DiMaio,…

REVENGE PORN: Woman’s case not prosecuted

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Lori Jones didn’t know her estranged husband had a private photo of her, until that photo showed up on an internet porn site. “When I went on that X-Hamster site, there was 20,544 people who had already viewed me,” she said.  “I just sat there and cried. I didn’t know what to do.” Jones contacted the Winter Garden Police Department, which investigated the case. Investigators seized laptops and obtained IP addresses from internet providers. Eventually, Jones’ estranged husband was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of sexual cyber-harassment. “The betrayal of it, I didn’t leave the house for two months, I didn’t eat, I didn’t work,” said Jones.  “It’s embarrassing, it’s degrading. It’s the most horrible situation that I have ever gone through in my life.” But,after less than 90 days, the State Attorney’s office closed the case, declining prosecution. Records obtained by 9 Investigates show there…

Man enters plea in revenge porn case

  A New Richmond man has entered a plea in a revenge porn case. Wyoming County Prosecutor Mike Cochrane said it is the first case in the county under the new statute, which became law last year. Timothy McNulty, 47, pleaded no contest early last week. According to Cochrane, McNulty sent intimate photos of an ex-girlfriend to another person. A first offense is a misdemeanor, Cochrane reported. A second offense is a felony. A first offense carries penalties of a fine of no less than $1,000 and no more than $5,000. There can also be jail time of up to a year. While referred to as “revenge porn,” the prosecutor said the statute is actually called “non-consensual disclosure of private, intimate images.” McNulty was charged in November 2017. Lt. Will Hall of the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department was the investigating officer. Source link

Mischa Barton Talks To Amanda Knox About Revenge Porn

  Mischa Barton sat down with Amanda Knox in a new interview and talked about the moment she realized her ex-boyfriend sold pornographic videos of her online. Last year, The OC alum discovered a man she once dated secretly recorded their sexual interactions and then tried to sell the tapes to companies for $500,000. According to the actress, he took photos and videos of her and she had no idea. The small-screen star went to court and obtained several different restraining orders against him and another man. Reportedly, another man she dated was involved, and the court granted Mischa the right to privacy. The judge stated the two men were legally barred from distributing the images, and if they did, it would be a massive charge, and maybe even jail time. Amanda, who spent four years in an Italian prison for supposedly murdering her roommate in 2007, but was exonerated…