HANOVER TOWNSHIP — A woman allegedly seeking revenge against her husband by posting nude pictures of his new girlfriend on line was in court Tuesday to agree to plead guilty to charges.
But the woman’s behavior that was caught on camera after court may also be putting her in a bad light.
Many of us use Facebook to keep in touch with friends or find old classmates but police say Julie Ottaviani used Facebook to create a page that featured nude pictures of the girlfriend of her soon-to-be-ex-husband.
The woman from Blakley took a plea deal then she lashed out.
Minutes after agreeing to a plea deal for corruption of minors and criminal use of a computer, we tried getting Julie Ottaviani’s side of the story outside a district magistrate’s office in Hanover Township.
Ottaviani tried ripping away our microphone then took a swing with her purse, hitting Newswatch 16 reporter Bill Wadell in the face.
“People aren’t thinking clearly when they do these kinds of things. They sort of let their emotions get the best of them,” said Luzerne County Detective Chaz Balogh.
County detectives say in the middle of a bitter divorce with her estranged husband who lives in Luzerne County, Ottaviani hacked into his email account in January and stole two naked photos of his new girlfriend.
Detectives say Ottaviani then created a Facebook page using a fictitious name and she targeted the girlfriend’s 14-year-old son by adding him as a friend on Facebook.
“Just being like any other person, not knowing who the request is from, he went and checked out who the person was, and of course right on the homepage were two images of his mother.”
Court records say Ottaviani admitted to the crimes last month, saying:
“I wanted to get her fired and I wanted her kid to hurt as much as mine.”
As part of the plea deal, authorities withdrew more serious charges of dissemination of sexually explicit material to a minor.
Ottaviani is free on bail. Her next hearing in Luzerne County court is scheduled for June.
Hanover Township police are now investigating her actions outside district court.