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Man arrested after allegedly posting nude photos of ex online

According to the Grand Traverse Sheriff's Office, Nicholas Battista was arrested Wednesday. The detective bureau was contacted by the police department in Portland, Maine after a woman came to them claiming her ex, identified as Battista, was posting nude photos of her on a website.

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- A 36-year-old Traverse City man is being accused of posting nude pictures of an ex-girlfriend online.

According to the Grand Traverse Sheriff's Office, Nicholas Battista was arrested Wednesday. The detective bureau was contacted by the police department in Portland, Maine after a woman came to them claiming her ex, identified as Battista, was posting nude photos of her on a website.

The woman said she sent the nude pictures to Battista while they were dating and living together in Grand Traverse County. She also told the sheriff's office there were other pictures of her that were posted that she did not take and assumed Battista took those pictures without her knowing.

The sheriff's office executed a search warrant in the suspect's East Bay Township home and seized his electronics.

The sheriff's office also found 35 grams of illegal marijuana in plain view in the house.

Battista is being charged with using a computer to commit a crime, capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person, unlawful posting of a message and a count of possession of marijuana.

The sheriff's office says Battista and the woman dated for a few years and split up in Spring of 2016.

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