A 21 year old young woman begins dating a fellow student from the college she was attending. After an unknown period of time, the relationship ended.
On Sept. 12, police received a complaint that a person was throwing photographs from a car. Police responded to investigate and it took more than an hour to pick up 208 5X7 photos of a nude young woman. Police report they were all pictures of the same young woman. They report that the photos were being thrown from a car driven by a female, with a male throwing the photos from the passenger window.
Police have arrested 24 year old James Famiglietti in the incident. He has been charged with breach of peace and littering and is facing possible jail time and fines. Famiglietti does have a criminal history. In 2003, he was charged and convicted of holding another female against her will. He is still on probation until 2008.
The female in the photos has been located and reportedly did have a relationship at one point. “The victim is happy and glad it’s over.” She says the photos were from a modeling assignment.
The female applied for a restraining order on Famiglietti on Sept. 13 and the order was granted.
Though often not covered under domestic violence statues, threats of humiliation are often used in domestic violence situations. Sometimes it is a threat to reveal real or imagined information to the victim’s friends or family, sometimes it is threats to report the victim for a real or imagined crime, and sometimes as in this case…..it is a very public humiliation.
I don’t care how he came by the photos. Releasing them in this way was most likely either an attempt at control or retaliation.
Police have managed to keep the young woman’s identity hidden, and I am glad it is so. Never the less the whole incident had to be embarrassing for any young woman.