BAY CITY, MI – Chad A. Monroe of Bay City, MI needs to get a hobby. He is in a lot of trouble for posting what police are saying were nude photos of his ex-girlfriend on Facebook in an attempt to drive her to suicide.
Chad Monroe, 34 years old, of Bay City, MI, was arraigned last week on counts of misdemeanor stalking and felony unlawful posting of a message online.
The Bay City Times and MLive.com reported that on Thursday, July 31st, 2014, the victim went to the Bay City police station regarding her ex, Chad Monroe. She gave detailed information about him harassing her.
The woman alleges that Monroe had told her he would make her life a living hell until she killed herself. He also posted nude photos of her on Facebook and labeled her a ‘whore’.
According to court documents, Monroe uploaded to Facebook a ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ poster depicting the female victim. He said he would keep posting the photos until she returned some of his belongings.
She filed a personal protection order against him on July 22nd, 2014, he sent her a message telling her it wouldn’t matter because the PPO was just a piece of paper.
Police spoke to Monroe about the complaint and told him to stop contacting her.
Monroe told the police he would never be served with the protection order and his lawyer gave him permission to post explicit images of his ex online.
“I know about the PPO, but it’s all bullshit and you won’t find me to serve me,” Monroe said, according to court records. “I talked with my lawyer and he said I can put naked pictures of [her] on the Internet and I am going to keep doing it until she gives me my [expletive] back.
“There’s nothing you can do about it,” he continued. “I am staying up in Pinconning with my crazy aunt and she will shoot anyone who comes onto her property.”
Although Facebook deleted the images, some users had saved them, according to the female victim.
She told officers that Chad Monroe has been harassing her over the phone – even though she had his number blocked – and sending her messages on Facebook.
The victim’s mother gave her own harrowing account to police that she too had received nude photos of her daughter from Monroe, who promised to destroy the woman and drive her to suicide.
He is being held on $35,000 cash-surety and is expected to appear at a preliminary examination August 26th, 2014.
A bill banning “Revenge porn” was passed by the Michigan Senate in June which would carry with it up to one year in jail for subsequent offenders.