North Georgia district attorney's son charged for uploading revenge porn

North Georgia district attorney's son charged for uploading revenge porn

May 19th, 2017 by Tyler Jett in Local Regional News

Roman Poston, the son of a North Georgia district attorney, is charged with posting his ex girlfriend's naked pictures online without her permission.

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The son of a North Georgia district attorney is accused of posting his ex-girlfriend's nude photos online without her permission.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Roman Christopher Poston, 25, of Brock Road SE in Dalton, on Sunday morning. He faces a charge of electronic transmission of a video or photo depicting nudity or sexually explicit content without consent. He was released from the Murray County Jail on a bond of about $1,000 after about three hours, which is common for a misdemeanor offense.

The defendant is the son of Bert Poston, the district attorney for the Conasauga Judicial Circuit, which covers Whitfield and Murray counties. Bert Poston said Thursday that his office has recused itself from handling the case. The Georgia Attorney General's Office will assign an outside prosecutor.

According to a Murray County Sheriff's Office incident report, Roman Poston's ex-girlfriend called the police April 25 to report a burglary. She told investigators that Roman Poston came to her house the day before and took a watch and $23. But while the officers were there, she also told them that he put two pictures and a video of her online, all of them showing her nude.

She said Roman Poston put them on a website called myex.com and sent a link to her aunt, who passed the message along to her. The sheriff's office then contacted the state agency.

"We started the investigation," said GBI Special Agent Greg Ramey. "We had to do a little follow-up stuff, getting potential evidence. Doing an interview with [Poston]."

The charge against Roman Poston comes from a new crime, created by the Georgia Legislature in 2014. Sponsored by state Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville, the bill was aimed at curbing so-called "revenge porn" — the practice of trying to shame a former boyfriend or girlfriend by posting their nude images online.


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