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Gilbert man facing felony charges for computer tampering

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Jay Chapa (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office) Jay Chapa (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office)
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A Gilbert man is facing felony charges after setting up a fake Twitter account to hurt an ex-girlfriend, said a Pinal County Sheriff's Office release.

Jay Chapa, of Gilbert, is now facing ten felony counts of computer tampering, after creating the fake account and tweeting nude photos of the ex-girlfriend to her friends.  According to the release the incident began back in April, after Chapa's ex-girlfriend reported the fake account and that she had not given permission for him to create it. 

The victim told PCSO deputies that she repeatedly asked Chapa to delete the account and stop, while Chapa allegedly told the victim he did it to hurt her after they stopped dating. 

On May 14, PCSO detectives contacted Chapa and arrested him.  According to the release Chapa allegedly admitted to creating the account and had apologized for doing so. 

"The victim had allowed Chapa to take the photographs of her while the two were dating  Chapa used the photos after their relationship ended in an unlawful manner and in an attempt to cause the victim pain and embarrassment," said Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu. "While he may have thought it was a good idea at the time, he now realizes he is facing ten felony offenses because of his stupid and immature actions."

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