[Ed. – One might ask what a member of Congress was doing with nude photos and videos of herself on her phone, but that doesn’t justify the staffer’s actions.]
Two former Capitol Hill staffers were indicted this week in connection with the alleged sharing of “private, nude images and videos” swiped from a congresswoman’s cellphone.
The congresswoman is Virgin Islands Del. Stacey Plaskett, her office confirmed Thursday evening. The footage depicts Plaskett, identified in court documents as “Delegate S.P.,” and her husband.
In March 2016, Plaskett entrusted her iPhone and its password to staffer Juan McCullum, who, the indictment alleges, copied the nude images and videos after offering to take the phone to an Apple store for repairs.
In July 2016, McCullum, who had left Plaskett’s office, allegedly created a Hotmail account and “sent at least eleven email messages to multiple persons, including politicians, members of the media, and other persons known to [Plaskett].”
At least 10 of the emails contained “one or more of the nude images and videos,” according to the indictment.
McCullum allegedly also created a Facebook account, uploaded the visual content, and then friended people in Plaskett’s district.