Last updated: February 11. 2014 11:10PM - 8848 Views
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KINGSTON TWP. — A woman from Lackawanna County was arraigned Tuesday on charges she hacked into her ex-husband’s email and posted nude pictures of his girlfriend on Facebook.


Luzerne County detectives charged Julie Ottaviani, 54, of Blakely, with two counts of dissemination of sexually explicit material to a minor, and one count each of corruption of minors and criminal use of communication facility. She was released on $10,000 unsecured bail after she was arraigned by District Judge James Tupper in Kingston Township.


According to the criminal complaint:


Gary Ottaviani reported someone hacked into his Yahoo email account from Jan. 14 to Jan. 17 and copied two nude images of his girlfriend he took with a cellphone.


The two photos were on the Facebook homepage of Chris Richardson through which the girlfriend’s 14-year-old son received a friend request from Richardson on Jan. 18. The son alerted his mother about the photos, the complaint says.


Investigators traced Richardson’s email used to set up a Facebook account to Julie Ottaviani’s residence, according to the complaint. She initially denied posting the nude pictures of her ex-husband’s girlfriend, saying her ex-husband set her up to make it look like she did it.


She later admitted to hacking into her ex-husband’s email and finding the two nude pictures of his girlfriend. She then set up a Facebook account using the Richardson name and sent a friend request to the girlfriend’s son.


Investigators said in the complaint that Julie Ottaviani stated “I wanted to get her fired,” meaning the girlfriend, and sent the nude pictures to the girlfriend’s son because “I wanted her kid to hurt as much as mine,” the complaint says.


A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Feb. 25 before District Judge Joseph Halesey in Hanover Township.

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