Former West Texas officer faces felony charge

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Associated Press

Posted on December 15, 2013 at 12:02 PM

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A former Midland police officer faces a felony charge for allegedly posting explicit photos of a woman to a fake website the city says were meant to "harm, defraud and intimidate" her.

The Midland Reporter-Telegram (http://bit.ly/1c3Egvo ) reports that 25-year-old Jaren Speck was fired and arrested Friday on a charge of online impersonation.

He remained jailed Saturday in lieu of $15,000 bail. Jail records don't show if Speck, a one-year probationary officer, has an attorney.

A woman told investigators that Speck used her name to create a commercial social media site and posted explicit photos to one page without her consent. City spokeswoman Sarah Higgins says the department had initially put Speck on administrative suspension.

If convicted, Speck faces up to 10 years in prison for the third-degree felony.

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Information from: Midland Reporter-Telegram, http://www.mywesttexas.com

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