Man arrested after posting naked pics of woman in sex ad on Craigslist

Washington City Police patrol car, stock image | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A Washington City man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly posted a Craigslist ad and included nude photographs of a woman without her permission.

Jesse Randall Brown, Washington, Utah, booking photo posted Oct. 15, 2017 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

An investigation into 41-year-old Jesse Randall Brown began on July 11 after a woman reported that Brown had posted nude photos of her in an online ad soliciting sex, according to a probable cause statement filed by Washington City Police in support of the arrest.

The woman said she discovered the ad after receiving numerous calls throughout the day from those inquiring about the ad, according to the statement. When the woman looked up the Craigslist post, she reportedly discovered six nude photos of herself, including photos in which her face was shown.

The woman told police Brown had taken the photos on his cellphone and that he was the only person who had access to them, the report states.

A second ad was also allegedly placed by Brown on Craigslist that included the woman’s address along with her father’s phone number, the arresting officer wrote in the statement, stating:

This ad says they are moving and there is lots of free stuff at the address.

The woman told police that multiple people had shown up at the house throughout the day asking about the free stuff.

On July 12, a search warrant was approved and sent to the Craigslist legal department requesting information about the user account associated with the Craigslist ads. Police received files containing the posting information July 31 in response to the warrant.

When officers met with Brown Sunday to question him about the Craigslist posts, he denied posting the ads, the arresting officer wrote in the sworn statement, adding:

I asked Jesse (Brown) to explain how the ads would have been posted from his phone and he stated his phone had been stolen.

Brown was arrested and transported to the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility.

The Washington County Attorney’s Office filed an information in 5th District Court accusing Brown of third-degree felony distribution of pornographic material.

Brown was subsequently released from police custody on $10,430 bail pending trial. He is scheduled to appear before 5th District Judge Jeffrey Wilcox Oct. 23 for his initial appearance.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

Ed. note: The woman’s connection to Brown has been omitted  in an effort to protect her identity.

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10 Comments

  • SteveSGU October 16, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    What’s the smirk on this perp’s face for? Please get him out of our community. We are decent people. Indecent people, take note.

    • jaybird October 17, 2017 at 7:34 am

      Because he knows she’ll be back with him in a week or two.

    • ladybugavenger October 17, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      The smirk is him saying, “it was totally worth it.”

  • .... October 16, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. LOL ! She got just what she deserved…..! she will think twice before posing in the nude next time ! ha ha ha ha ha lesson learned eh ? LOL !

    • Real Life October 16, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      Somebody is going off the deep end, again.

      • comments October 16, 2017 at 10:00 pm

        I got a feeling that his time out of the institution will be very short-lived this go-around.

    • jaybird October 17, 2017 at 7:35 am

      Doubt it.

  • comments October 16, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    “Ed. note: The woman’s connection to Brown has been omitted in an effort to protect her identity.”

    wife, ex wife, or gf? sister? coworker? I’d guess ex gf. I’m sure it’s obvious to anyone that knows either one of them.

  • Larry October 17, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Please tell me the police officer that was told “my phone got stolen” was quick enough to dial his phone number (that could have been obtained by ‘the woman’)….To see if they could help find his “stolen” phone…. My guess, on the kitchen counter.

  • Anon October 17, 2017 at 8:20 am

    I shouldn’t find this funny, but the part where he posts the pictures and then uses her dad’s number?! Oh my gosh, I admit I did chuckle a bit there. On the serious note: People, if you are going to take nudes on an electronic device, please know that it is only a matter of time until someone sees them, whether it be by accident or in a vengeful (possibly?) Craigslist ad post. Think before you click.

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