A woman in Houston, Texas is facing felony charges after police discovered that she'd posted a Craigslist ad requesting sex with married men on behalf of a woman she suspected of having an affair with her husband.
Tamantha Johnson, 47, was hit with felony charges of online harassment and impersonation after appearing in court on Tuesday, ABC reports. According to court documents, Johnson posted the ad in July and included pictures and the phone number of Ryan Boudreaux, her husband David Anderson's alleged mistress. As a result, Boudreaux — who denied having an affair with Anderson — received around one hundred text messages from men, some of whom sent her nude photos of themselves, Houston police say.
"The ad and websites that were posted strained the complainant's business as an instructor and caused her to lose business and customers," read court documents obtained by The Houston Chronicle. "The complainant indicated that she was fearful of the defendant and what she would do next. Affiant believes the ad was created to intimidate the complainant because the defendant has made several attempts to confront the complainant about the affair with her husband."
While Johnson initially denied posting the Craigslist ad, authorities were able to link her to the post after tracing an IP address to the Baylor College of Medicine, where Johnson worked for several years; she has since been placed on administrative leave.
Johnson later told authorities that she posted the ad in an effort to get Boudreaux to admit to having a relationship with her husband, an attorney who represented Boudreaux during her divorce. Johnson also admitted to posting Boudreaux's personal information — as well as details of her alleged affair with Anderson — on a website dedicated to exposing cheaters.
According to The New York Post, Johnson was previously charged with harassment after sending Boudreaux a series of text messages accusing her of the affair.
"Because you are unable to control your behavior, you have made it necessary for me to help you control your unacceptable behavior," Johnson reportedly wrote in one message. "You are a very evil person. And you will suffer the consequences of this behavior."
Johnson and Anderson filed for divorce in April of last year. At present time, it is unclear if Johnson has been taken into custody.