A California woman posed as her ex-boyfriend's pregnant wife posted "rape fantasy" ads on Craigslist, and as a result a man responding to the ad attacked her, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office.
Orange County District Attorney’s office wrote in a press release that 29-year-old Michelle Suzanne Hadley both responded to ads while pretending to be the pregnant woman, identified as Jane Doe, and created ads about "rape fantasies."
"Hadley is accused of telling the responders that the victim wanted the responders to have forcible sexual intercourse with her, even if she screamed or resisted," the Orange County District Attorney's office wrote.
Orange County Deputy District Attorney Rick Zimmer told People Hadley started sending "electronic threats" to Jane Doe at the end of May, beginning of June after she married Hadley's ex-boyfriend, a U.S. Marshal. He and Hadley reportedly dated between 2013 and 2015.
According to the District Attorney's Office, in emails between June 6, 2016, and July 13, 2016, Hadley emailed Jane Doe threatening her and her unborn child. Hadley did this even while having a restraining order against her sending the emails through different computers and servers so as to not be caught by police and to avoid violating the restraining order.
People responding to Hadley's "rape fantasy" ad showed up at Jane Doe's residence. One person responding to the ad attacked Jane Doe but she was able to get away said the release. She then called the Anaheim Police Department which began investigating the incident.
Anaheim police arrested Hadley June 24 after the attack. Hadley, pretending to be Jane Doe, allegedly told men who responded to the ad about Doe's daily routine including where she'd be at specific times of day. Hadley also reportedly sent photos of Jane Doe.
The threatening emails and responses to "rape fantasy" ads continued after Hadley was released. She's accused of using "increasingly violent language" and "threatening the victim's life." Hadley was arrested again on July 14.
She has since been charged with "six felony counts of attempted forcible rape" and "one felony count of criminal threats" among other charges. If convicted Hadley faces up to life in prison.