A social studies teacher sent naked photos of his ex-girlfriend to the woman’s brother after she blocked his calls, police say.
Jason Hohlt, 42, was arrested Monday over claims he forwarded the woman’s nudes via Facebook Messenger in July.
Hohlt, who works at Pike High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, reportedly shared the revenge porn as part of an orchestrated campaign of harassment against the woman.
It is unclear how their relationship ended, but Hohlt reportedly continued to call the woman from different numbers.
He is also said to have pestered her family members on social media before resorting to sending the intimate snaps.
After the woman’s brother received the nudes, he told his sister, who contacted police, the Indy Star reported.
A judge subsequently issued a warrant which yielded data that is said to prove that the photos were sent by Hohlt.
Hohlt was placed on leave from his job on Monday, shortly after the allegations against him emerged.
Pike Township Superintendent Flora Reichanadter said: ‘We have no reason to believe that any of our students were impacted by the educator’s alleged behavior.’
The teacher was charged with distribution of an intimate image, a misdemeanor, and has since been released without having to post bond.
Hohlt has been charged under a new law, which came into effect in July.
Republican State Senator Aaron Freeman, who tabled that bill, told WIBC: ‘We really wanted to send the message that this kind of behavior shouldn’t be tolerated in Indiana…
‘To give folks hopefully some protection and certainly at least a recourse, somewhere to go, some action to take if they find themselves the victim of this kind of thing.’