Governor leaked nude photos of lover for revenge. A Governor of Missouri of mid-western United States, Eric Greitens has been arrested. He was indicted for leaking and circulating the nude photos of lover in order to take revenge. The lover alleges that he tied her up, photographed her and threatened to release the image if she ever revealed their trysts.
Governor Eric Greitens was arrested Thursday afternoon on the first floor of Carnahan Courthouse in St Louis, according to an eyewitness report by a journalist from the St Louis Post-Dispatch.
Governor leaked nude photos of lover for revenge
Mr Greitens took a picture of the unidentified woman in “full or partial nudity” without her knowledge or consent. Greitens was charged with invasion of privacy which was apparently linked to media reports last month that he had allegedly threatened to transmit photographs of the woman with whom he was having an affair.
Missouri law states it is a felony to take a nonconsensual photo and distribute to another person, according to a statement from the office of St Louis Circuit Attorney, Kimberley M Gardner.
“As I have stated before, it is essential for residents of the city of St Louis and our state to have confidence in their leaders,” Gardner said.
The crime carries a sentence of up to four years in prison.
Greiten has admitted the affair which happened around the time he began his 2015 campaign for office when he switched from being a Democrat to a Republican.
He has, however, denied that he threatened to circulate the pictures.