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Probation for man accused of distributing nude images of ex
An Illinois man accused of distributing sex tapes and nude photos of his Hanover-area ex-girlfriend was sentenced Wednesday to five years of probation.
Jan Rac, 37, of Burbank, Illinois, entered a no contest plea on two of the nine charges he faced — one count of unlawful dissemination of an intimate image and one count of stalking, both misdemeanors.
Rac’s no contest, or nolo contendere, plea means he did not admit guilt but he also didn’t dispute the fact that prosecutors had enough evidence to find him guilty at trial, said Kyle King, spokesman for the York County District Attorney’s Office.
As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors dropped a felony theft charge, five of the six misdemeanor counts of unlawful dissemination and one misdemeanor count of terroristic threats, King said.
A criminal jury trial in Rac’s case had been scheduled to start Monday but was delayed twice before Rac’s plea.
Rac was sentenced to serve 24 months of probation for the unlawful dissemination charge and five years of probation on the stalking charge. He will serve the sentences concurrently. King was unable to confirm whether Rac can serve his sentence in Illinois.
Rac was accused of trying to extort thousands of dollars in cash from his former girlfriend by threatening to send sex tapes and nude photos of the woman to her loved ones.
He actually sent the videos to more than one of the woman's loved ones, Penn Township Police said.
The woman, whose name is being withheld by The York Dispatch, was sexually involved with Rac for 2½ years. Theirs was a long-distance relationship, during which she shared with him sexually explicit videos and photos "for him to view only," documents state.
One of the woman's friends received one of the sex videos and five nude photos of the victim through Facebook's instant-messaging app on Sept. 27, 2015, which is when the victim called police, according to court documents.
Police said others received videos of the victim as well.