Howell Woman Accused of Posting Ex’s Nude Images on Web
A Howell Township woman faces a second-degree bias crime charge, accused of posting nude images of her ex-boyfriend on the web along with what are termed “racially charged and threatening” remarks.
Erica Capasso, 26, was arrested this afternoon at her place of work in the township, according to details from Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato’s office.
The arrest follows a seven-month investigation by members of the county’s high-tech crime unit and county Detective Lindsay Fortier-Llauget. Authorities assert that the remarks accompanying the lurid images were intended to intimidate the victim.
If convicted of the second degree count, Capasso would face a possible prison term of five to 10 years and fines as high as $150,000. She also faces a third-degree charge of invasion of privacy, which carries a sentence of three to five years and fines up to $15,000 on conviction.
She was remanded to the Ocean County Jail in Toms River, with bail set at $15,000.