ONTARIO, Calif. -- A 29-year-old California woman has been charged for allegedly harassing, stalking and impersonating the pregnant wife of her ex-boyfriend, including placing ads on Craigslist soliciting “rape fantasies,” authorities said Monday.
Michelle Suzanne Hadley of Ontario was charged with felony stalking, attempted forcible rape, violating a protective order and assault, according to a news release from the Orange County District Attorney's Office.
Hadley and her former boyfriend dated between 2013 and 2015. After their break-up, the boyfriend, described only as a U.S. Marshals Service agent, married another woman, the attorney's office stated.
Hadley is accused of sending the wife numerous emails, including threats against her life and the life of her unborn child, prosecutors said. She allegedly routed the emails through different computers and servers in order to avoid detection by law enforcement.
Despite a restraining order, Hadley continued to harass the woman, officials said.
Prosecutors said Hadley began posing as the victim on Craigslist in June and posting that she wanted to engage in “rape fantasies” and sexual acts resembling rape.
According to the DA's office, Hadley sent Craigslist users photos of the victim and details about the woman's daily routine. Hadley also allegedly told responders to have forcible sexual intercourse with the victim, even if she screamed or resisted, authorities said.
Several of the responders actually showed up at the wife's Orange County home intending to engage in sexual acts, but were not successful. One person physically attacked the victim before she was able to call for help.
The victim notified the Anaheim Police Department and Hadley was arrested.
Hadley was being held on $1 million bail and is scheduled to be in court on Aug. 19.
If convicted, Hadley faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.