Ex-staffers indicted for sharing nude footage of congresswoman

YouTube  VH1 Screenshot									Juan McCullum

YouTube VH1 Screenshot Juan McCullum

In a statement, she described them as a "private family video" and "private photographs" shared with her husband, Jonathan Buckney-Small.

Dorene Browne-Louis, also a Plaskett staffer in 2015 and 2016, pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that she deleted text messages from McCullum about the images and delivered "false, incomplete and misleading statements.to law enforcement and a federal grand jury regarding her knowledge" of McCullum's activities, the statement said.

McCullum faces two counts of cyberstalking and Browne-Louis faces two counts of obstruction of justice.

McCullum is accused of sending some of the material to Browne-Louis along with text messages about the videos and images.

"Further, according to the indictment, he encouraged others on social media to redistribute the images and videos in the member's congressional district", prosecutors added.

Before working on Capitol Hill, he went by "Pretty" on VH1's reality television show "I Love New York".

"Last year, my privacy was invaded, which was followed by an organized smear campaign and defamatory press reports concerning both me and my family", Plaskett said, WTOP reported.

The district court for the District of Columbia indicted Juan McCullum who worked under Plaskett from April 2015 to June 2016 in the House member's legislative office in Washington, D.C., a Justice of Columbia press release said.

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Plaskett commented on the leaks when they occurred last July, blasting the hackers for using her marriage to "besmirch me politically".

According to a court document unsealed Thursday, in March 2016, McCullum offered to help Plaskett fix a malfunctioning iPhone by taking it to a local Apple store.

The indictment identifies the House member as "Delegate S.P.", but Democrat Stacey Paskett, a non-voting House representative from the U.S. Virgin Islands, confirmed in a statement that she was the victim at the center of the indictment.

"The theft and distribution of these personal images via the internet marks a new low in Virgin Islands politics", Plaskett said in a statement to Politico. At the time, Plaskett said she'd been hacked and that that the incident was reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Even though Browne-Louis knew about McCullum's intentions, she took no steps to stop the same.

McCullum's first court appearance has not yet been scheduled.

Browne-Louis pleaded not guilty before a USA magistrate Thursday to the obstruction of justice charges, which carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and was released on personal recognizance, authorities said.

'Our office is now working with the Capitol Police and the FBI and I can confirm that an active investigation is underway to find out who committed this crime and anyone else who may have been involved, ' said Jerome Murray, Plaskett's chief of staff after the images were distributed online in.

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