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Congressional aide steals nude videos of Democrat congresswoman and uploads them on Facebook

By Mason White 2:43 PM July 16, 2017
Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett
Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) A congresswoman was humiliated by her staffer who stole nude images and videos, and uploaded them on the Internet, according to police in Washington D.C.

U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips and Chief of the United States Capitol Police Matthew R. Verderosa announced that two former staff employees of a member of the U.S. House of Representatives have been indicted, following an investigation into the circulation of private, nude images and videos of the member and the member’s spouse.

Juan R. McCullum, 35, of Washington, D.C., was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of cyberstalking, and a co-worker, Dorene Browne-Louis, 45, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was indicted on two counts of obstruction of justice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

According to the indictment, McCullum worked in the House member’s legislative office in Washington, D.C., along with Browne-Louis.

During the course of his employment for Democrat Stacey Plaskett of the Virgin Islands, McCullum offered to assist the House member in repairing her malfunctioning, password-protected iPhone by taking the device to an Apple store.

Plaskett provided McCullum with the device solely to have the iPhone repaired. McCullum was not given permission to take, copy, or distribute any of the contents of the iPhone.

The iPhone contained the private, nude images and videos.

McCullum created a Hotmail account and a Facebook social media account, using a fictitious name, to distribute and post the private images and videos.

He encouraged others on social media to redistribute the images and videos in the member’s congressional district.

McCullum also sent text messages to Browne-Louis, alerting her to his activities as well as email messages, containing several of the images and videos.

The charges against Browne-Louis involve text messages from McCullum that she allegedly deleted from her phone, as well as false, incomplete, and misleading statements that she allegedly made to law enforcement and a federal grand jury regarding her knowledge of the activities.

Browne-Louis made her first appearance in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on personal recognizance.

The charge of cyberstalking carries a statutory maximum of five years in prison and potential financial penalties.

The charge of obstruction of justice carries a statutory maximum of 20 years of incarceration and potential financial penalties.