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A former Texas judge is facing criminal charges after authorities discovered he allegedly posted multiple fake sex ads using his ex-girlfriends’ photos and personal information.

 

According to the Houston Chronicle, former county court-at-law judge Christopher Dupuy, 43, allegedly used two of his ex-girlfriends’ pictures (some from Facebook, others from his private collection) without permission in ads offering erotic services for hire on Backpage.com. Via theChronicle:

The complaint said photographs from one of the alleged victim’s Facebook pages were used in the escort section of backpage.com along with her telephone number. The ad said she charged $70 for 30 minutes, was “very fetish friendly” and would “guarantee you full satisfaction,” the complaint said.

In a similarly provocative ad, Dupuy posted photos of the other woman’s breasts that she had texted in confidence to him while they were dating, according to the criminal complaint.

One of the women noted in the complaint that she dated Dupuy six years ago, then broke it off with him and married someone else. When that relationship went south, she enlisted Dupuy as her divorce attorney. Amid this scintillating climate of lust, he tried to get back together with her but she declined, at which point he launched into full-on psycho ex mode:

During his representation of her, Christopher Dupuy stated to her that he wanted to be in a relationship with her. Complainant declined the Suspect. She stated that this angered Dupuy and that he began monitoring her personal Facebook page and making comments to her regarding other males that she communicated with on Facebook. He would also copy photos from her Facebook account and send them to her with derogatory remarks about the pictures.

Dupuy allegedly posted the ads using the name “Don Tequila,” which has got to be up there with “Carlos Danger” in the grand pantheon of pretend Latino aliases. The Houston Press notes that this was the online handle of a frequent critic of Dupuy’s, which seems like a silly mistake to make after using foreign servers to hide his identity. (I’m starting to see why this guy lost his judgeship long before this latest kerfuffle; he resigned his chair in 2013 after being charged with multiple counts of lying under oath and abuse of office.)

The vengeful idiot was arrested July 2 in Galveston, Texas, and charged with two counts of online harassment. His bail was set at $600,000, and he remains in jail. He signed an oath saying he couldn’t afford his own attorney and needed one appointed for him, which demonstrates he’s not doing so hot these days. The real mystery here is how he ever got to be a judge in the first place. Texas is why, I suppose.

In a statement to the Houston Press, the real Don Tequila writes:

I am flattered – and honored – to have played at least a small role in the former judge’s current felony charges. Given the great lengths he appears to have gone to cover his tracks (using a VPN with international IP addresses), I am perplexed that he chose the name of a frequent online critic as his alias for the fraudulent backpage account. Of all the names in the world, I am not sure he could have picked a worse name, other than his own perhaps, to signal to authorities that he actually posted the revenge porn escort ads. Maybe it was an inept attempt to frame a vocal critic? Or maybe deep down he wanted to get caught.

[h/t Huffington Post]
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