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

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Zoom in / Andrew Bradshaw, Mayor of Cambridge, Maryland.

Small-town Maryland Mayor was arrested today and charged with 50 counts of distributing 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 public usernames consisting of permutations of the name and date of birth of a person, identified as Victim-1, who had a past romantic relationship with Mr. Bradshaw, “the announcement reads. Bradshaw would “post nude photographs of Victim-1, with captions with racial slurs and sexually explicit language, on those” Reddit “accounts and various” Subreddit “forums that were related to sexual activity, humiliation, degradation, race and other topics “.

Each of the 50 counts carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison and a $ 5,000 fine. The police had executed a search and seizure warrant at the mayor’s office in the town hall on 4 August.

Bradshaw what? sworn as mayor in January 2021 after defeating former President Victoria Jackson-Stanley in a ballot, reportedly with 1,643 votes against Jackson-Stanley’s 1,219 votes. Cambridge had approximately 12,260 residents starting July 2019.

The woman contacted the police after discovering the Reddit posts

The prosecutor detailed the allegations in a debit document filed in the Circuit Court for Dorchester County. The document claims Bradshaw’s alleged victim is a woman born in 1995 who contacted law enforcement in May 2021 after discovering that her nude photographs were posted on Reddit without her consent.

“Victim-1 reported that she only passed the published photographs to one other person, Andrew Bradshaw, that the photographs were sent when she and Bradshaw were having an intimate relationship and that she did not give Bradshaw consent to redistribute the photographs. victim-1 has informed law enforcement that she is no longer romantically involved with Bradshaw, “the indictment document states.

Bradshaw was charged with violating the Maryland revenge-porn statute, which “prohibits the non-consensual distribution of a private visual representation of another that exposes their private parts of the body or shows them engaging in sexual activity, with the intent to harm, harass, intimidate, threaten or coerce the person depicted, “the state attorney’s announcement said.

“Online court records indicate he was released in his own recognition after appearing at Dorchester Circuit Court Monday,” The Washington Post he wrote.

Offensive captions included racist slurs

Reddit accounts with usernames based on the victim’s name and date of birth “were used to post photographs of victim-1’s face and private parts on public Reddit forums,” the indictment document states. These forums include “subreddits named” HumiliatingComments “,” DegradeThisPig “,” DegradedCaptions “,” Slut “and” needysluts, “the document states.” Additional photographs of Victim-1 have been posted in subreddits specifically related to ‘raceplay’ with insults. racial in many of the post titles. “The revenge-porn posts were made from an IP address tracked at a Bradshaw-owned house in Cambridge, the document states.

The racial epithets allegedly used by Bradshaw in the photo captions were obscured by the copy of the indictment document provided by the prosecutor’s office. The doc says the captions on the revenge-porn photos included “Ready to try my first ever [redacted] thick, “” The white girl type [redacted] I love to go into it, “” I have no self-esteem, and I just want to be covered in cum to know that my fat body has a purpose, “” Every morning, I go to the thought of dozens of guys jerking off and pumping out their load for pics of my fat boobs <3, "" Would you rather cum on me, on my boobs, on my belly or on my face ???, "" chubby white girl looking for a [redacted] dad to text with, "and" ready to put in [redacted] fucking between these tits for the first time;). "

“The activity of the city is unaffected”

The Baltimore sun reported on how the Cambridge government will proceed as the mayor faces criminal charges:

David Deutsch, Cambridge’s interim city manager, said city commissioners will meet “shortly” with the city attorney to review the city statute and code to see “what options exist and if action is needed.” This is likely to happen before the next commissioners’ meeting in mid-December, he said.

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

“Government operations are still moving forward,” Deutsch said. “The legal issues surrounding the mayor are a personal matter and are not about the affairs of the city.”

The city has also issued a statement on its own 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 form of council-executive of the municipal government in which the director of the city acts as the chief executive of the city and the head of its administrative branch, the activity of the city is not affected. As this is a legal matter. active, no further comments will be released at the moment. “

The youngest mayor in Cambridge history, Bradshaw is a graduate magna cum laude from Penn State and has experience working in his family’s auto body business and serving as a volunteer firefighter, according to his bio on the Municipality website.

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