Highland News Leader

Man charged with posting sexual image of ex-girlfriend online

Ryan M. Danes
Ryan M. Danes

A Glen Carbon man is facing multiple felony charges after police say he posted an sexually explicit photo of his ex-girlfriend to Facebook.

Highland police arrested Ryan M. Danes, 38, on Oct. 30 and charged him with felony stalking and non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images.

According to police, Danes intentionally disseminated a picture of a 31-year-old ex-girlfriend via Facebook after starting an account under her name. The image showed the victim engaged in a private sexual act, and Danes sent friend requests to several of the victim’s friends and co-workers, police said.

Police also said that Danes had been continuously calling the victim, left a note on her car, stopped by her apartment and made contact via Facebook, which prompted the stalking charge.

Danes is currently in custody at the Madison County Jail and his bail is set at $50,000.