Some of these appeared on Craigslist last year, and on a of occasions, in Southern California. A woman identified as Angela Diaz responded.
And the men began showing up at her condo. On one occasion, she called the police to report an attempted rape, and officers arrived to find visible redness on her neck and breasts, her shirt ripped.
She told police she had not, in fact, posted the messages on Craigslist. Police investigated and decided she was telling the truth.
In July, in a story that made national headlines, Hadley was arrested for posing as Diaz on Craigslist in an attempt to get men to attack her. Hadley, of Ontario, California, was charged with multiple felonies, including stalking, criminal threats and attempted forcible rape, facing a life sentence in prison if convicted.
But months later, in a bizarre turn in an already bizarre story, authorities discovered the allegations against Hadley were all false. Diaz had made them up in an effort to frame Hadley, they alleged. Prosecutors exonerated Hadley of all charges, and instead charged Diaz with kidnapping, false imprisonment, perjury and other crimes.
If convicted, Diaz, 31, of Phoenix, faces a maximum sentence of 12 years and eight months in state prison plus 11 years in county jail. The two women are linked by a man named Ian Diaz, an agent with the U. Marshals Service, the Associated Press reported. According to court records, Diaz dated Hadley in Anaheim, California, from to before marrying Angela Diaz, who is originally from Arizona.
Prosecutors said they have no evidence he was involved. Prosecutors say Diaz actually sent the s to herself, using virtual private networks and third party servers to make it appear that Hadley had sent them.
It was very sophisticated, well thought-out. Diaz was arrested in Phoenix on Friday and is awaiting extradition from Arizona.
She faces felony charges including two kidnapping, false imprisonment by menace, fraud, or deceit, perjury, grand theft, and forgery, and multiple misdemeanour counts of falsely reporting crimes to law enforcement. Hadley was first arrested in June on the day Diaz reported the attempted rape.
As evidence mounted that she was innocent, she was released in October. Her lawyer, Michael Guisti, said Michelle Hadley was simply a year-old student pursuing a Master of Business Administration when the accusations were made.
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