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Woman arrested on Suspicion of Illegal Online Activity

According to KSAT, San Antonio police reported that a woman’s attempt at revenge against her ex-boyfriend appears to have come back to haunt her.

Traci Aragon, 38, was arrested on a charge of threatening to publish or publishing intimate visual material– an offense more commonly known as “revenge porn.”

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Aragon’s ex-boyfriend accused her of posting racy photos and disparaging comments about him on social media. He said she also shared the information with his friends.

The affidavit said the man told them Aragon had made threats about the social media posts in the past, and then followed through with it after he broke up with her.

Police arrested Aragon Wednesday under the law, which has been on the books in Texas only since 2015.

Almost everyone is on social media in some shape, form, or fashion in this modern age. Technology has taken over. We communicate electronically because we reach a wider audience base by doing so. Unfortunately, one downside to this is that social media shaming has become very prevalent. And as everyone knows, once information is out on the web, it is always there.

Crime Statistics

Crime Facts at a Glance 2014 According to the Texas Department of Public Safety:

  • There were 913,403 index crime offenses reported with a 20.3 percent clearance rate for Texas in 2014.
  • The crime rate for the state of Texas was 3,392.2 index offenses for every 100,000 inhabitants.
  • During 2014, Texas law enforcement officers made 878,686 arrests. Of those arrested, 6.6 percent were 16 years of age and under.
  • Firearms were used in 63.3 percent of all murders reported.
  • There were 65,338 aggravated assaults reported. Of these, 21.3 percent were committed by the use of hands, fists, and feet; 21.4 percent involved a knife or cutting instrument, and 24.2 percent involved a firearm.
  • 185,817 family violence incidents during 2014. There were 201,051 victims and 195,511 offenders.
  • There were 18,756 sexual assault incidents reported with 19,834 victims and 19,821 offenders.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence 2015 Statistics:

  • Every 9 seconds in the U.S., a woman is assaulted or beaten.
  • In the United States, an average of 20 people are physically abused by intimate partners every minute. This equates to more than 10 million abuse victims annually.
  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been physically abused by an intimate partner.
  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been severely physically abused by an intimate partner.
  • The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%.
  • Domestic violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.
  • Domestic violence is most common among women between the ages of 18-24.
  • 19% of domestic violence involves a weapon.
  • Domestic victimization is correlated with a higher rate of depression and suicidal behavior.
  • Only 34% of people who are injured by intimate partners receive medical care for their injuries.

San Antonio Personal Injury Lawyers

When most people think of domestic violence, they think about physical, verbal, and mental abuse, but now with the rise of social media outlets, this provides another means for abuse. Posting racy pictures, verbally abusing, shaming, cyberbullying, etc… are all ways to use technology as a form of abuse. If you have ever been a victim of online abuse and are seeking legal advice, contact our law office and let us help you with your options.