A Florida woman is accused of cyberstalking and sending explicit photos of a couple to their friends and family after they decided they “no longer wanted any contact with her,” authorities alleged.
According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrest report obtained by WPEC, Iris Rodriguez of Lake Worth Beach was booked on March 29 and released the following day after an investigation revealed she allegedly “sent several harassing emails to the identified victim and her husband…” as well as additional emails and messages “to the victim's family and friends causing substantial emotional distress….”
The report states the couple both told Rodriguez, 29, last September “to stop coming to their house and calling them” and they blocked her on their cellphones and all social media accounts.
Despite their efforts, the report states, “Rodriguez continued to text their cellphones so they both changed their cellphone numbers.”
“After that Rodriguez then started to reach out to their extended family members on social media, mainly through Facebook and instant messages,” a detective wrote in the report, claiming, “Rodriguez sent sexually explicit images to [the alleged victim’s] father and his company website.”
The couple claimed the messages contained “a sexually explicit picture of them and it was taken in their home,” the report states, noting the alleged victims “believe Rodriguez took the photo off of [the husband’s] cellphone without his permission and they did not give Rodriguez consent to share this photo with anyone.”
According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, investigators obtained an email allegedly from Rodriguez that included an explicit photo of the wife that was sent to the woman’s husband as well as the woman’s father.
In the message, police said, Rodriguez claimed the wife was sending the photo around and Rodriguez allegedly made threats to share the image with the father’s colleagues.
Police said that image was also obtained and sent without the woman’s permission.
Rodriguez faces charges of cyberstalking and sexual cyber harassment, WPEC reported.