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Woman Charged With Trying To Get Men To Rape Her Ex's Pregnant Wife

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A disgruntled ex-girlfriend is accused of trying to get various men to sexually assault her ex's new wife. Michelle Suzanne Hadley, 29, has been charged with felony stalking, attempted forcible rape, violating a protective order and assault, KTLA reports. She is accused of repeatedly harassing the woman her ex-boyfriend married some time after their two-year relationship ended in 2015. While the couple has not been identified, Hadley's ex has been described as a U.S. Marshals Service agent, and authorities revealed his wife is currently pregnant with the couple's child.

Hadley is accused of sending the woman several threatening emails from multiple computers. In those emails, Hadley allegedly made threats against both the woman and her baby. On June 6, the woman obtained a restraining order against Hadley, which did not deter her behavior, the OC Register reports.

Her harassment escalated when she allegedly began posting ads on Craigslist claiming to be the woman. In the posts, she said she was looking for men to come to her home in Anaheim and engage in a "rape fantasy" with her, in which they forced sex on her, according to CBS Los Angeles. She specified that even if she screamed or resisted their advances, the men should continue. She also provided men who responded with information about the woman's day-to-day routine and photos of her.

Many men actually attempted to follow through with the request.

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According to the OCDA:

Several of the responders showed up at Jane Doe's residence with the intention of raping the victim but did not succeed. One responder arrived at Jane Doe's residence and physically attacked the victim before she was able to call for help and the man fled the scene.

The victim then called the police and Hadley was ultimately arrested on June 24. She could face up to seven years in prison if convicted as charged.

This is not the first time a bitter individual has solicited the sexual assault of a perceived enemy. Kathy Rowe was sentenced last year to a year of house arrest and five years of probation after repeatedly harassing a couple who had outbid her on her dream home in Carmel Valley. In one instance, she posted as the woman who lived in the home on Craigslist, saying she loved to "be surprised and have a man just show up at my door and force his way in the door and on me, totally taking me while I say no." One man showed up at the house, but did not attack the woman.