Mission woman jailed in MySpace impersonation case
Fri, 09 Apr 2010 00:12:09 GMT —
A Mission woman is facing criminal charges after allegedly impersonated her brother's ex-girlfriend to post nude pictures of her on MySpace.
Cameron County Sheriff's Department deputies arrested 18-year-old Jessica Jaqueline Gomez under an online harassment charge on Wednesday.
Court records released in the case show that the 19-year-old victim is from Wisconsin but often comes to Brownsville to visit her family.
The 19-year-old woman her ex-boyfriend and his family went to visit her in Wisconsin back in October 2009.
The woman told deputies that she lost her cell phone during the visit and that it contained the phone had two nude pictures she had taken of herself on it.
The woman bought a new phone but then her brother-in-law told her about a MySpace page with her name on it.
The woman told deputies the MySpace page had her name, information and cell phone pictures, including the nude ones.
Sheriff TMs deputies were able to determine that the MySpace account was created from an IP address in Mission and with an email account belonging to Gomez.
The 19-year-old woman told deputies she thinks her ex-boyfriend stole her cell phone and that he and his sister created the bogus account.
Under state law, online harrasment is a third-degree felony punishable up from two to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 dollar fine.
The Mission woman appeared before Cameron County Magistrate Judge Patricia Edelstein on Thursday morning.
Jail records show that Gomez was released after posting bond.