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Maryland mayor accused of posting revenge porn photos on Reddit

21:10, 16 November 2021
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Cambridge mayor Andrew Bradshaw, 32, has been charged with 50 counts of distributing revenge porn.


Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard III has announced that Republican Andrew Bradshaw, Mayor of Cambridge, was charged with 50 counts of distributing nude photos of women without their consent with the aims of revenge.

According to the documents filed in the Circuit Court for Dorchester County, this spring Bradshaw created multiple accounts on famous forum Reddit indicating names and birthdates of his victims in the username tag and publishing nude photos they had sent to the youngest mayor in Cambridge’s history.

The mayor presumably distributed those photos on threads related to sexual activity, humiliation, and other topics, frequently using racial slurs and sexually explicit language.

One of the women, now referred to as VICTIM-1 in the case’s text, discovered her photo and contacted law enforcement agencies. She claimed that Bradshaw was the only man whom she had sent intimate photos taken while being in a relationship with him.

If the mayor gets convicted, he will face up to 2 years of jail and pay a fine of $5,000 for each count. He was released on his own recognizance after a Monday hearing.

“Using someone’s private images without their consent is a serious breach of trust and invasion of privacy, and the power and breadth of the internet make such a violation even more egregious,” the prosecutor said.

Bradshaw's lawyer has provided comments on the situation, highlighting that the accusations involved private affairs which were not supposed to affect the mayor’s public duties.

“Nothing about the allegations in any way affect Mayor Bradshaw’s desire and intent to continue to lead all the citizens of Cambridge."