Troopers Investigate ‘Intimate’ Media Distribution

TRAPPE PA – A break-up between a 21-year-old Trappe woman and her 23-year-old former boyfriend allegedly prompted the jilted man to send “intimate images” and video of the woman to her current boyfriend. Dissemination of that media is now the subject of a Pennsylvania State Police investigation, according to a report issued Friday (Oct. 21, 2022) from its Troop K Barracks.

The “ex-boyfriend,” labeled as a suspect in the case, “kept (the) intimate images and video of her after they ended the relationship,” troopers said. The woman, a Muhlenberg Drive resident, told them “she never consented to this specific media being created.”

None of the three individuals involved were identified by name, and troopers did not indicate how the media was “forwarded.” The woman reported the incident Monday (Oct. 17). They said their investigation is continuing.

Criminal mischief in Skippack

In a separate and unrelated report also released Friday from Troop K, state police said they continued to investigate damage done during an incident in apartments at an unspecified location on Skippack Pike in Skippack Township.

Troopers said the female occupant of one of the apartments answered a knock on her door by an unknown male individual who claimed “he needed to get into the apartment next to hers.” His mother “lived in the next-door residence,” they said he explained, so “the complainant let the individual into her apartment,” their report stated.

Once inside, the man “proceeded to break down a dividing door” apparently connecting the two units. The man “fled the scene in an unknown direction” before troopers arrived at the building, they said.

The August incident remains under investigation, troopers added. Troopers will consider charging the individual, when found, with criminal mischief. The cost of the door’s repair, valued at $500, was later paid by a Skippack-based apartment management company.

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