A Southern California woman has been exonerated of charges that she responded to “rape fantasy” ads on Craigslist in order to get men to attack her ex-boyfriend’s new wife, prosecutors said Wednesday. They now say that it was the new wife who was trying to frame her husband’s ex.
Charges were dropped against Michelle Susan Hadley, 30, of Ontario, who was “the innocent victim of a diabolical scheme” that also included phony death threats, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas announced.
Prosecutors instead have charged Angela Marie Diaz, 31, with kidnapping, false imprisonment and perjury. Diaz, who is originally from Arizona and had moved back there, was arrested in Phoenix on Friday and is awaiting extradition.
The man who links the two women is Ian Diaz, an agent with the U.S. Marshals Service, who dated Hadley in Anaheim, Calif., from 2013 to 2015 before marrying Diaz, according to court records. Prosecutors said they have no evidence he was involved.
The bizarre events began in June, when Diaz reported to Anaheim police that men had been arriving at her home to engage in a “rape fantasy” encounter, prosecutors said.
Prosecutors said men were intercepted by…
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