A California woman is facing charges after an alleged Craigslist plot involving the wife of her former boyfriend.
Michelle Suzanne Hadley allegedly posed online as her ex-boyfriend’s wife, responding to Craigslist ads about “rape fantasies” that ultimately led to an attack on that woman in her own home.
Hadley, 29, pretended to be the victim, saying in the post that she “wanted to engage in ‘rape fantasies,'” according to an Orange County district attorney press release.
The District Attorney’s office said:
“Hadley is accused of replying to men who had posted on Craigslist, including sending them photos of the victim and details of the victim’s daily routine. Hadley is accused of telling the responders that the victim wanted the responders to have forcible sexual intercourse with her, even if she screamed or resisted. Several of the responders showed up at Jane Doe’s residence with the intention of raping the victim but did not succeed. One responder arrived at Jane Doe’s residence and physically attacked the victim before she was able to call for help and the man fled the scene.”
The victim’s husband, a U.S. Marshals Service agent, had dated Hadley between 2013 and 2015, before the couple had married.
According to the District Attorney:
“Between June 6, 2016, and July 13, 2016, Hadley is accused of sending Jane Doe numerous emails including threats against the life of Jane Doe and her unborn child and disparaging comments about the victim’s husband. Hadley is accused of routing the emails to the victim through different computers and servers in order to avoid detection by law enforcement.
On June 6, 2016, the defendant was served with a protective order prohibiting her from contacting Jane Doe. During that time, the defendant is accused of violating the protective order and stalking Jane Doe.”
She allegedly continued to send threatening notes and pose as the ex-boyfriend’s wife, who was pregnant at the time. “Hadley is accused of using increasingly violent language and threatening the victim’s life,” the release stated.
Hadley was arrested earlier this month and is facing multiple charges of “one felony count of stalking with a restraining order, one felony count of stalking, one felony count of criminal threats, six felony counts of attempted forcible rape, one felony count of assault with the intent to commit a sexual offense during the commission of first degree burglary, and one misdemeanor count of violation of a protective order,” according to the release.
Hadley’s bail was set at $1 million and, if convicted, she could face a maximum sentence of life in prison.
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