Ex-congressional staffers indicted for posting House member's nude video

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Two former staff members of a delegate to Congress were indicted Thursday for allegedly circulating nude pictures and videos that authorities say they stole from the delegate's cell phone.

The case centers on McCullum, who told Plaskett, whom he worked for at the time, that he could fix her malfunctioning iPhone by taking it to a local Apple Store.

The following July, McCullum created a fake email account and sent at least 10 messages with one or more of the images attached to members of the media, other politicians and people known to Plaskett, the documents said.

In July 2016, Plaskett said in a statement someone had copied person photos and a private family video of her and her husband, according to a Politico report.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia said in a statement that Juan R. McCullum of the District of Columbia was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of cyberstalking and Dorene Browne-Louis of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was indicted on two counts of obstruction of justice.

'Our office is now working with the Capitol Police and the FBI and I can confirm that an active investigation is underway to find out who committed this crime and anyone else who may have been involved, ' said Jerome Murray, Plaskett's chief of staff after the images were distributed online in.

McCullum faces two counts of cyberstalking and Browne-Louis faces two counts of obstruction of justice. According to the press release, McCullum sent text messages and emails to Browne-Louis, alerting her of the misdemeanor that he was about to commit and about the private content that he was in possession of.

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McCullum worked from April 2015 until June 2016 in the legislative office of the House member-who is not named-in Washington, D.C, and Browne-Louis worked in the same office from January 2015 until April 2016. To say my family and I are greatly upset would be a tremendous understatement, ' Plaskett added.

He wound up leaving her office and getting a new job that July, which is when he allegedly began sharing the explicit content.

Browne-Louis pleaded not guilty before a U.S. Magistrate Thursday and is due back in court Wednesday. Stacey Plaskett, the non-voting representative from the U.S. Virgin Islands. The charge carries a statutory maximum of 20 years in jail and potential financial penalties.

McCullum was featured on the VH1 reality show "I Love New York" in 2007.

Plaskett, in her second term in the nonvoting position, said in a statement that her privacy had been invaded past year and that "an organized smear campaign and defamatory press reports concerning both me and my family" had followed. His first court appearance hasn't been scheduled.

The Mississippi-born ex-Hill staffer faces five years in prison if convicted.

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