RICHMOND, Va. — A Richmond man has been charged under the revenge porn statute but he claims his ex-girlfriend is actually the one seeking revenge on him.
Twenty-three-year-old Corey Alexander said he got quite a surprise last week to find out from his probation officer that he was being hit with another charge: unlawful dissemination of an image, also known as revenge porn.
“It hurt me real bad, man,” said Alexander Monday. “I want to cry, but I can’t.”
Alexander said his ex is drumming up charges that are more than a year old, and CBS 6 legal experts said he may have a good defense.
“She sent the videos to me and we agreed,” Alexander said. “I’ve got proof. I’m innocent.”
“The revenge porn statute is designed to prohibit people from posting online to intimidate or harass,” said CBS 6 legal analyst Todd Stone.
Alexander said he did neither. He points out the videos were not posted to social media, but to an X-rated porn site where you can upload amateur videos.
Alexander showed CBS 6 where his ex-girlfriend sent the videos to him via email. He said he believes the charge has surfaced now, more than a year later, for one reason:
“She’s jealous because I’ve moved on,” he said.
Stone said if what Alexander is saying is the truth, then he has a solid defense.
“It looks like she waited and took a warrant out and if she really doesn’t have an explanation for that, then that’s something a judge will take into consideration.”… Read the rest