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Young GOP Mayor Arrested On 50 Counts Of Revenge Porn After Posting Images Of His Ex Online

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A Maryland Republican mayor has been arrested and charged with revenge porn.

GOP politician Andrew Bradshaw is the mayor of Cambridge, Maryland. At 32 years old, he became the youngest mayor in Cambridge's history after being sworn into office in January of this year.

On Monday, Bradshaw was arrested and taken into custody, charged with 50 counts of revenge porn after posting nude photos of his ex-partner online.

Bradshaw posted the photos to Reddit in April and May of this year, using multiple fake profiles with his ex-partner's name and date of birth.

He posted the photos to multiple subReddits, captioning them with sexually explicit and racist phrases.


The court documents read:

"Some REDDIT forums where the photographs of VICTIM-1 include subReddits named 'HumiliatingComments', 'DegradeThisPig', 'DegradedCaptions', 'Slut', and 'needysluts.'"
"Additional photographs of VICTIM-1 were posted in subReddits specifically related to 'raceplay' with racial slurs in several of the posting titles."

The woman, noted in court documents as "VICTIM-1" to protect her identity, notified authorities of the posting of her private photos and told them the only person she shared those photos with was Bradshaw during the course of their relationship.

She also told authorities she did not give Bradshaw consent to post her photos and the romantic relationship between them had recently ended.

Authorities were able to trace the IP address of the fake Reddit accounts to Bradshaw's home computer in Cambridge.

The document of charges suggests Bradshaw intentionally posted the photos without his ex's consent with the intention to harm and/or humiliate her, an action which is against Maryland state law outlawing acts of revenge porn posting.

He currently faces 50 charges of revenge porn.

Twitter users were appalled by the incident and expressed outrage over Bradshaw and solidarity with his victim.













If convicted, Bradshaw faces up to two years in prison and potential fines of up to $5,000 per charge, equaling up to $250,000 total.

Cambridge city officials have yet to release any statement on the incident other than to say they are "aware of the matter involving the mayor" and the city's business has not been affected by the unfolding events.

Maryland State Prosecutor, Charlton Howard III, expressed disgust over the incident.

He said:

"It's appalling behavior for anyone, especially someone vested with public responsibility. Even if the acts don't fall within official duties it contributes to the public's lack of faith in our leaders and institutions."
"People in romantic relationships exchange private confidences, messages and private images and they do it under an assumption, sometimes stated or understood, that they will be retained privately."
"Distribution can be exceptionally devastatingโ€ฆThe pervasive depth and breath of the internet makes these cases exceptionally egregious."