Manitou Springs police officer arrested on charges of harassment

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MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. — A Manitou Springs police officer is facing charges after allegedly posting a private image with the intent to harass, according to the department.

Officer Jacob Carley was arrested Tuesday by Colorado Springs Police. He is charged with misdemeanor harassment for allegedly violating Colorado’s “revenge porn” law.

Officer Carley was placed on administrative leave from the department, according to the city.

FOX21 spoke to David McDivitt from McDivitt Law Firm to get perspective on this law.

“We have very limited information about what happed with this officer in Manitou Springs we can make some assumptions if that person is being charged, with violating revenge porn statute, they were distributing some photos and video that were identifiable that caused some type of stress on a victim,” said McDivitt.

McDivitt also warns about sharing intimate photos with other people whether it’s on social media or with an intimate partner.

“As technology advances and becomes more prominent in our daily lives, by using social media or different online platforms, as a form of abuse can become more and more of an effective way for an abuser to either gain or maintain power and control over their victim,” said Kristy Bootes at TESSA.

TESSA said they can help if anyone is experiencing sexual harassment.

If you are in crisis please call TESSA’s 24/7 Safeline at 719-633-3819.

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