Cops: Man threatened to send nude photos of ex in child custody - KMSP-TV

Cops: Man threatened to send nude photos of ex in child custody fight

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A Chicago man was arrested last week in west suburban Riverside for allegedly threatening to distribute partially nude photos of his ex-girlfriend in order to gain ground in an ongoing custody battle over their child.

Anthony R. Barker, 30, allegedly sent a letter April 2 to his 25-year-old ex-girlfriend containing photos showing the woman nude from the waist down, along with a note threatening to send the photos to the parents of her new fiancee, according to a statement from Riverside police Chief Tom Weitzel.

Police said the photos were meant to intimidate the woman into "softening her position on child custody issues."

Barker was arrested last Friday at his home in the 1900 block of West Grand Avenue, and he faces misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and obscenity.

Additional charges may be filed against him as Riverside police continue to investigate.

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