Deputy US Marshal Ian Diaz has been convicted in a twisted “rape fantasy plot” that landed his former fiancée Michelle Hadley in jail and according to the report, he and his ex-wife Angela Diaz planned and framed her, “claiming she had lured men through Craigslist to sexually assault the woman.”
The details via the New York Post;
Ian Diaz, 44, of Brea, California, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit cyberstalking, cyberstalking, perjury and obstruction of a federal matter, the US Department of Justice announced.
In 2016, he and his then-wife, Angela Diaz, concocted a twisted scheme against his ex-fiancée, Michelle Hadley, by framing her for stalking Angela because he was “so hell-bent on punishing her after their relationship dissolved,” CBS News reported, citing a 2018 civil lawsuit.
Their scheme initially worked, and Hadley spent a horrifying 88 days in prison before Diaz’s lies were exposed and she was exonerated.
Diaz and Hadley were reportedly mired in a dispute over an Anaheim condo they bought in June 2015.
The couple obtained a mortgage for $459,745.00 and Hadley provided a down payment of $14,401.20, according to the news outlet.
After they split, Diaz stayed in the condo and Hadley moved out.
In January 2016, he met and married Angela through a dating site, but continued his fight with Hadley over the condo because she was still responsible for part of the payments, according to court records cited by CBS News.
Four months later, Diaz and his new wife started their plot against Hadley when Angela reported to police men had arrived at her home to engage in a “rape fantasy” encounter, officials said.
Angela told Anaheim police Hadley sent threatening emails — and the couple filed restraining orders against her in a “tortious campaign to ruin his ex-girlfriend’s life,” the court records reportedly state.
“It was a purpose of the conspiracy to engage in a cyberstalking campaign to harass and intimidate [Hadley] by framing her for criminal conduct that she did not commit,” the federal indictment read, Law and Crime reported.
“It was also a purpose of the conspiracy to interfere with [Hadley’s] interest in the [condo],” it added.
The couple also posted ads on Craigslist in an attempt to lure men to be part of so-called “rape fantasies,” prosecutors said.
The posts directed them to come to the Diazes’ home in what prosecutors said was an attempt to stage a sexual assault of Angela and then blame the ads on Hadley.
Prosecutors said the two had “staged one or more hoax sexual assaults and hoax attempted sexual assaults.”
They then called authorities and asked that cops arrest the former lover, showing investigators the emails and saying they were written by her, according to court documents.
Hadley was arrested and charged with making the threats “for conduct for which they framed her and, in fact, perpetrated themselves,” prosecutors said.
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