Ex-Staffers Distributed Nude Photos of Congress Member

Ex-Staffers Distributed Nude Photos of Congress Member

Cheryl Sanders
July 14, 2017

Later that July, after McCullum no longer worked for Plaskett, he allegedly used a fake name to create Facebook and Hotmail accounts to distribute the nude images.

In a statement past year, Plaskett told Politico that someone had infiltrated her computer and copied personal "photographs and a private family video" of she and her husband, Jonathan Buckney-Small.

Last year, a topless photo of Plaskett was published online, along with a video of her husband, Jonathan Buckney-Small, in the nude while wearing make-up, reported Politico at the time. Dorene Brown-Louis was indicted on two counts of obstruction of justice.

McCullum is accused of sending some of the material to Browne-Louis along with text messages about the videos and images.

Between July 2 and July 21 of that year, McCullum also allegedly sent at least 11 emails with nude photos and videos of the member of Congress. Politicians and members of the media were among the recipients.

The indictment charges Browne-Louis with crimes relating to text messages from McCullum that she allegedly deleted from her cellular phone, and for allegedly making false, incomplete, and misleading statements about what she knew and when she knew it.

Plaskett, although not mentioned in the indictment, past year addressed that images of her and her husband Jonathan Buckney-Small were hacked and released.

McCullum previously appeared on the VH1 reality-dating show "I Love New York" under the name "Pretty" and in 2015 was named the fifth hottest person in politics by The Hill.

An online service that tracks congressional employment also lists that both McCullum and Browne-Louis worked for the delegate during a time frame that matches the information given by prosecutors. Stacey Plaskett, the Virgin Islands nonvoting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, confirmed to the Post that Plaskett is the "S.P." referred to in the documents and said the office would release a statement late Thursday or Friday. Stacey Plaskett, the non-voting representative from the U.S. Virgin Islands.

McCullum had access to Plaskett's mobile phone which contained the salacious material when he offered to fix her iPhone from a local Apple store in March 2016, the press release said.

"The most important thing to me is the well-being of my family, and I will always be grateful to the residents, and families, of the Virgin Islands for their support", she said. "The theft and dissemination of these images via the internet is a shocking disgusting invasion of my family's and my privacy". Browne-Louis "worked in the same office from January 2015 until April 2016", the release says.

Her office on Thursday said it expected to release a new statement by Friday morning but did comment further on the indictments.

McCullum's first court appearance has not yet been scheduled.

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