City Council Candidate Arrested After Allegedly Posting Revenge Porn On Campaign Website

David Martinez, currently running for city council in St. Paul, Minnesota, was taken into custody after allegedly posting topless photos of his wife to his campaign blog.

A city council candidate in St. Paul, Minnesota was arrested Monday after allegedly posting topless photos of his wife on his campaign website.

The images were allegedly posted by David Martinez on Saturday. The blog to which they were posted has since been deleted, according to The Washington Post.

The post was made shortly after Martinez's wife reportedly filed a restraining order against him, in which she claimed that she suffered physical abuse from her husband. Martinez accused his wife of fabricating most of the testimony against him, according to The Washington Post.

"Everyone is out to get me. No one is giving me a fair shot! No one is willing to listen! We are done," he texted Minnesota-based NBC affiliate KARE11 after declining a formal interview. He insisted his accounts had been hacked, the station reports. 

Martinez has not faced any official charges as of yet. Police are continuing to investigate and city prosecutors are currently reviewing the case.

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and several other politicians have denounced Martinez.

“David Martinez’s behavior is disturbing and has no place in our city,” Carter said in a statement, according to The Washington Post. “I wish the best to his family and our entire community as we heal from the harm his acts have caused.”

Martinez has been involved in two public incidents leading up to this arrest. On July 5, Martinez was involved in an altercation at a local library leading to an arrest. He later claimed he had been defending a black teen who was kicked out of the facility, according to The Twin Cities Pioneer Press. The library has not commented on the situation.

One day after that, Martinez was ejected and banned from Target Field after a physical confrontation with security, according to the Twin Cities Pioneer Press.

[Photo: Ramsey County Sheriff's Office]

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