The youngest mayor in the history of Maryland, Andrew Bradshaw was arrested on Monday against the charges of posting revenge porn photos on an online platform – Reddit. If proven, the Maryland mayor may end up in prison for 2 years.

According to the reports, Andrew Bradshaw, the youngest Maryland mayor, hailing from Cambridge is accused of distributing and publishing revenge porn of a victim with whom he was in an intimate relationship for some time.

The said mayor is accused of creating fake accounts on the Reddit platform and posting multiple pornographic photos of the victim with extremely explicit captions and racial language. The said images were shared without the consent of the victim.

The lady has been referred to as VICTIM-1 in the complaint against the Maryland mayor.

The criminal complaint filed at the Dorchester county circuit court stated, “VICTIM-1 advised that she transmitted the posted photographs only to one other person, Andrew Bradshaw, that the photographs were sent when she and Bradshaw were in an intimate relationship, and that she not provide Bradshaw with consent to re-distribute the photographs.”

Andrew Bradshaw was arrested on Monday and was later on presented in front of the court where he was released but with restrictions.

The prosecutor Howard stated, “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. Our office is committed to protecting victims from those who abuse their positions of power and trust.”

Maryland law prohibits any kind of nonconsensual publishing or distribution of private visuals of any person, whether it’s the face or any other intimate part of the body with an intent to harm, intimidate, harass, intimidate, coerce or threaten the person.

If proven, Andrew Bradshaw might end up with a penalty of two years as well as a fine of approximately $5000 for every count of mistake.

The Cambridge, Maryland official website published a statement saying “The City is aware of the matter involving the Mayor. The City is currently gathering information and will cooperate fully with the Maryland State Police and the Office of the State Prosecutor. As the City has a Council-Manager form of municipal government whereby the City Manager serves as the chief executive officer of the City and the head of its administrative branch, the business of the City is unaffected. As this is an active legal matter, no further comments will be made at this time.”

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