Utahn accused of posting revenge porn of East Idaho woman
A Utah man is facing voyeurism charges after he allegedly created a fake Facebook profile of a 21-year-old East Idaho woman and posted nude photos of her.
The victim told a Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office deputy in March 2016 that her ex-boyfriend, Curtis Robert Bauss, 25, had taken photos of them during sex with her knowledge.
The victim had the photos in her possession, but she told the deputy Bauss had taken them off her devices. Bauss then reportedly created a false Facebook account under the victim’s name and posted the pictures.
The victim contacted Facebook, which removed the account. She said Bauss had also been harassing her with text messages. When the deputy attempted to contact Bauss, he texted the victim saying law enforcement had no jurisdiction where he was.
The Facebook profile was recreated with the pictures a day after the deputy reached out to Bauss. The victim said her family and coworkers had seen the profile while trying to look up pictures of her newborn baby, upsetting them and humiliating her. He allegedly recreated the profile again on July 25, 2016.
A warrant was issued in 2016 for Bauss’ arrest. He was arrested in Salt Lake City on July 12 as a fugitive and transported to Bonneville County on July 19. Bauss posted a $10,000 bond on July 20.
Bauss was charged with video voyeurism by disseminating, publishing or selling any image or images without mutual consent, punishable with up to five years in prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Aug. 3 in Bonneville County Courthouse.