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Manitou Springs police officer suspected of posting nude photos of a woman on social media without her knowledge

Jacob Carley.
Jacob Carley.(CSPD)
Published: Nov. 24, 2020 at 10:51 PM MST
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MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A Manitou Springs Police Officer is accused of posting a private image for harassment purposes.

The City of Manitou Springs shared a news release late Tuesday night announcing Officer Jacob Carley was arrested by the Colorado Springs Police Department and booked into the Criminal Justice Center on charges of violating Section 18-7-107 of the Colorado Revised Statutes. Officer Carley was placed on administrative leave. He was booked in the El Paso County jail without bond as of Wednesday afternoon.

“The Manitou Springs Police Department is following its standard internal affairs operating procedures relating to officer conduct in investigating this matter,” Public Information and Engagement Officer Alex Trefry for the City of Manitou Springs wrote in a release. “The Colorado Springs Police Department is managing the criminal investigation and should be the ones contacted for any additional information regarding it. More information will be provided when available.”

11 News obtained the arrest papers for Carley on Thursday. According to the affidavit, a woman noticed Carley had posted several photos of her on his Tumblr page, a social media tool. The photos were reportedly “private nude photos” she had sent to Carley that were meant only for him. The woman told investigators she did not give Carley permission to post the images at any time.

Carley told investigators he was was unaware the woman did not want the photos posted, according to the arrest papers.

Carley has worked with the Manitou Springs Police Department since Dec. 10, 2018.

11 News is choosing not to identify the relationship Carley has or had with the woman other than than the two do know each other.

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