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Raul Martinez (Credit: Riverside Police)

Raul Martinez (Credit: Riverside Police)

RIVERSIDE, Ill. (STMW) – A Berwyn man was ordered held on $5,000 bond Monday for allegedly posting naked photos of his ex-girlfriend online — and threatening to post more if she didn’t come back to him.

The 21-year-old Riverside woman told police Sunday that her ex-boyfriend posted several naked pictures of her on his public Facebook account, Riverside police said in a release.

She also showed officers text messages from the man, in which he allegedly told her about the posts, and threatened to post more photos of her if she didn’t meet him in person to talk about repairing their relationship, police said.

The man continued text messaging the woman Sunday afternoon — even while she was at the police department as authorities investigated the case, the release said.

Investigators were able to obtain physical evidence that the photos were online and were available to the public, the release said.

Police found Raul Martinez, 24, at his last known address in the 2300 block of South Home Avenue in Berwyn and arrested him without incident at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, the release said.

Martinez is charged with one count of misdemeanor domestic harassment through electronic communication, authorities said.

On Monday, Judge Terrance McCarthy ordered Martinez held on $5,000 bond, said Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Lisa Gordon. He has since posted bond, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.

Martinez will be back in court Sept. 19.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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