COMPUTER TAMPERING and USE of TELEPHONE to HARASS NOT CHARGED – State v. Mr. R (DMC No. 7962) (Tempe Police Department DR08-025032): Mr. R had recently broken up with his girlfriend and was upset. He went on to her “Myspace” webpage and changed her password. He also posted several inappropriate pictures of her in various states of undress. He then went and text her cell phone threatening to send even more pictures to her relatives.
We contacted the detective after Mr. R’s arrest for Computer Tampering per ARS13-2316(A) (S) and Telephone Harassment per ARS 13-2916 (A) and opened up a dialogue. We provided the Detective with a new password so his girlfriend could change the Myspace page. In addition, we agreed to forfeit his cell phone. The detective contacted his ex-girlfriend, and she agreed that was significant punishment. No charges were brought against Mr. R.