State College Man Accused of Posting Nude Photos of Ex-Girlfriend on Revenge Site
January 09, 2017 4:21 PM
by Geoff Rushton
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A State College man has been charged for allegedly posting nude photographs of an ex-girlfriend on a revenge website.

Oakes Robinson Spivey, 21, was charged last week with three misdemeanor counts of unlawful dissemination of an intimate image and a summary count of harassment.

Police say the photos were first posted in 2014 on the revenge website, where users anonymously create a profile of their former romantic partners and upload nude photos for others to view. The woman in the photos allegedly posted by Spivey did not become aware of them being posted online until August 2016, according to a criminal complaint filed by State College Police.

A profile with 24 nude photographs and one non-nude photograph of the woman was initially created on the site in February 2014. The profile had more than 100,000 views and 694 user ratings, with numerous people making "rude, distasteful and disrespectful" comments, according to police.

Another profile with nude photos of the woman was created in August 2014. It had more than 120,000 views and more than 1,073 ratings, with similar comments as on the first profile, according to the complaint. 

Around the beginning of August 2016, the woman was studying abroad when she learned from a friend about the existence of the website profiles. She returned to State College later that month and reported it to police. She allegedly said that she had sent the images to Spivey when they were dating in 2014, that he was the only person she sent them to, and that she did not give him permission to post them online.

On Dec. 20, Spivey allegedly admitted to the woman that he had posted the photos on the website. Police executed a search warrant on his phone on Dec. 23 and allegedly found he had sent 10 nude photos of the woman to another revenge site. 

Robinson was arraigned by District Judge Carmine Prestia on Jan. 3. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 1.

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