Tag: Revenge

Computer analysis use in ‘revenge porn’ case involving mayor

By iwano@_84

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s State Law Enforcement Division is using computer analysis as part of an ongoing investigation into video released of Belton Mayor Tiffany Ownbey that her attorney says is a case of “revenge porn.”

A spokesman for the agency, which was asked to take up the case by local law enforcement in late June, said Friday that they’re “actively using computer forensics” as part of the investigation, according to the Greenville News.

Ownbey last year became the first woman elected mayor of Belton, which is located about 25 miles southwest of Greenville.

Druanne White, an attorney representing Ownbey, has said a man secretly recorded a “private, intimate encounter” with Ownbey years ago and then threatened to release it if she ended their relationship. The man has not been identified.

Agency spokesman Tommy Crosby has said the case centers on unauthorized publication of video on social

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‘Revenge porn’ case of Belton mayor leads SLED to computer forensics

By iwano@_84


The State Law Enforcement Division is “actively using computer forensics” — the  science and analysis of evidence found on computers or related storage — as part of its ongoing investigation into the release of a video showing private, intimate moments involving a man and Belton Mayor Tiffany Ownbey, a SLED spokesperson said Friday.

An attorney representing the mayor has said Ownbey is the victim of “revenge porn.”

South Carolina’s top law enforcement agency has had the case for several weeks. Belton Police Chief Robert Young, whose small department watches over a town of 4,500, asked SLED to handle it in late June after Ownbey told him about the video.

SLED spokesperson Tommy Crosby has said the case involves an unauthorized publication of the video on social media.

“We continue to look into the situation, and we’re exhausting all forensics and investigative leads,” Crosby said last week.

Ownbey’s attorney, former

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