Arizona woman tapes nude images of ex-boyfriend on fence of his children's school as revenge for breaking up
55-year-old Deborah Britton has been charged with one count of harassment by communication and one count of unlawful distribution of images featuring nudity.
An Arizona woman is facing felony charges after police say she posted nude photographs of her ex-boyfriend on the fence of his children's school. Fifty five-year-old Deborah Britton is accused of putting the photos at Hull Elementary School in Chandler this past September after her break-up with the victim, who has not been identified.
According to Fox 6 News, when the victim saw the photos on September 12, he immediately reported them to the police and told deputies he suspected it was Britton as she was the only one to whom he had sent the photos.
Local news reports indicate that the photos were posted on the inside of the fence and were easily seen by the students and staff at the school. Furthermore, in the pictures, the victim was entirely naked and had his face showing as well.
When Britton was arrested on November 14 on unrelated charges, she was questioned about the incident and initially denied having posted the photographs. But her claims were lies, as court documents state that a forensic analysis found fingerprint evidence proving it was the 55-year-old who put the snaps up at the school.
Following the lab results, which were obtained by law enforcement on December 11, Britton was reportedly contacted once again. She once again denied her involvement but turned herself in at the Chandler Police Department a week later on December 18. She was subsequently charged with one count of harassment by communication and one count of unlawful distribution of images featuring nudity.
Speaking about the incident, one parent, Savita Rugg, told ABC she couldn't believe that she saw police crawling inside the campus of the elementary school on the day of the incident. "I couldn’t understand why she would endanger students like that," she was quoted saying.
She also expressed how she couldn't understand why the 55-year-old would make a personal conflict into a public one. "If you have beef with an adult and you want to get back at him that’s one thing," she said. "To involve kids like that, I couldn’t even believe that, who thinks about that?"
The victim has obtained a restraining order against Britton, who is scheduled to make her first appearance in court on January 2.