Hanover man admits posting nude photos of ex on Craigslist
A Hanover man who admitted to posting nude photos of his ex-girlfriend on Craigslist has been sentenced to probation.
Brett McEvers, 36, of Walnut Street, pleaded guilty Wednesday in York County Court to the second-degree misdemeanor of unlawful dissemination of an intimate image.
He was sentenced to a year of probation and ordered to pay court costs and submit to a mental-health evaluation and counseling as directed, court records state. Presiding Common Pleas Judge Harry M. Ness also ordered McEvers to have no contact "whatsoever" with his ex-girlfriend, records state.
At the close of the hearing, Ness ordered McEvers be returned to Maryland, where he is being held on a probation violation, according to his attorney, chief public defender Bruce Blocher.
'Casual encounters': On May 16, West York Police Patrolman Michael Mendez Sr. received a call from a borough woman complaining there were naked photos of her on Craigslist, in the "casual encounters" section, according to court documents.
She told the officer she realized what was going on when she received a call from a friend who asked her why she was posting nude pictures of herself, documents state.
Also posted was a photo of two people having sex, but she wasn't in that photo, police said.
Craigslist took down the posting, according to documents.
The woman told Mendez she had previously sent the naked photos of herself to McEvers — her former boyfriend — and that she had recently broken up with him, documents state.
Not a 'snitch': Mendez spoke with McEvers the next day.
McEvers denied posting the photos and claimed someone else posted them from his cellphone, documents state. However, he declined to provide a name.
"I ain't a snitch," he allegedly said, according to documents. He also told Mendez that since the photos were posted to Craigslist from his cellphone, "I take full responsibility for it," documents state.
A subsequent forensic analysis of McEvers' phone established that the photos were, in fact, posted on Craigslist from his phone, according to police.
In court Wednesday, McEvers admitted he was the one who posted the photos, Blocher confirmed.
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