PLAINVILLE -- A local man was arrested over the weekend on felony and misdemeanor charges for allegedly sharing a nude video of his ex-girlfriend to an unknown number of people.
Joshua Jackson, 32, of 146 Milford St. Ext., was charged Saturday with one count each of disseminating voyeurism material, third-degree computer crime, disorderly conduct and violation of a standing criminal protective order. Three of those offenses are felonies, while one is a misdemeanor.
According to the police report, Jackson’s ex-girlfriend went to investigators on Saturday and said someone had accessed her Snapchat account and used it to send a nude video that she had made three years prior. The video went to an unknown number of people, the victim told police, adding that she believed Jackson was responsible.
The victim also told police she received a notification from Snapchat indicating the phone number associated with her account had been changed. The 30-year-old woman told police she recognized the last four digits of the new number as belonging to Jackson.
She also received multiple messages from male contacts who were commenting about the video that was sent to them, the report said.
When police spoke to Jackson, he initially denied sending the video before ultimately admitting to it, saying he did it because “she’s with my best friend,” according to the report. “She was talking to me when she was talking to him,” he added, police wrote in the report.
Police also found that a protective order that is in place prohibits Jackson from harassing or stalking the victim, among other conditions.
He was initially held on $50,000 bond and arraigned Monday in New Britain Superior Court, police records indicate. Jackson has since posted this bond and is due back in court on Oct. 22. He has not entered a plea.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.