A Bay City man persistently harassed his ex-girlfriend via the Internet, posting nude photos of her on Facebook in an attempt to drive her to commit suicide. The afternoon of Thursday, July 31, a woman visited the Bay City police station and spoke with an officer regarding her 34-year-old ex, Chad A. Monroe, harassing her. The woman said she had his phone number blocked, but he kept calling and sending her text messages and messages on Facebook, court records show.
The woman told police that Monroe had told her he would make her life miserable until she killed herself. He also posted nude photos of her on Facebook and labeled her a whore, she said. Facebook removed the photos, but she tells police that people had saved them. The woman said Monroe threatened to keep posting the photos until he gets some of his property back from her, court records show.
The woman had filed a personal protection order against Monroe on July 22, but she told police it hadn’t been served to him yet. In response, court records show Monroe sent her a Facebook message saying the PPO wouldn’t work as it was just a piece of paper. The woman’s mother accompanied her to the station and gave police a similar account, saying Monroe was also messaging her nude photos of her daughter and saying he’d destroy her daughter until she commits suicide.
Police told Monroe to stop contacting his ex, but he said there was nothing they could do to him without the PPO having been served. “I know about the PPO, but it’s all bull(expletive) and you won’t find me to serve me,” Monroe told the police. “I talked with my lawyer and he said I can put naked pictures of her on the Internet and I am going to keep doing it until she gives me my (expletive) back. There’s nothing you can do about it. I am staying up in Pinconning with my crazy aunt and she will shoot anyone who comes onto her property.”
The prosecution disagreed with the advice Monroe’s lawyer reportedly gave him about the legality of posting nude photos of his ex, as they issued a warrant for him on Tuesday, Aug. 12. Monroe did not name his lawyer in his conversation with police.
The next day, Monroe was arraigned in Bay County District Court on single counts of stalking, a one-year misdemeanor, and unlawful posting of a message on the Internet, a two-year felony. Court documents pertaining to the case contain dozens of pages of copied text and Facebook messages sent by Monroe. Monroe’s bond was set at $35,000 cash-surety and he is to have no contact whatsoever with his ex. He is to appear for a preliminary examination before District Judge Dawn A. Klida the morning of August 26th.
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