A man who created a revenge website to “destroy” his ex-wife is now in custody and facing charges of criminal harassment. His ex says her only hope is that he’ll be held long enough to give her time to change her identity and “disappear” before he is freed, reports the National Post.
Vancouver resident Patrick Fox, also known by his birth name Richard Riess, was arrested by US border patrol agents in Washington state after trying to cross into the US illegally.
He has since been deported to Canada, where he is facing weapons charges in addition to the harassment charges. Previously, he told the CBC that he’d keep his website up and running until ex-wife Desiree Capuano is dead or “destitute and homeless.” Capuano lives in Arizona with their teenage son, and says she’s lost job opportunities and is “more scared now than I’ve ever been in my entire life.” The revenge site, which is still live, harasses and defames Capuano, accusing her of being a stripper, a drug addict, an unfit mother, a white supremacist, and more.
Fox also posted emails between himself and his teenage son that include him writing that he’d have “no qualms” killing Capuano if it were legal to do so.
A judge in Arizona has upheld Capuano’s protection order against Fox, calling his actions “domestic abuse.” Fox emailed Capuano when the site went up last year, writing that he would “do everything in my power and capabilities to make your life as miserable as possible … to the point that you ultimately commit suicide.” Fox is in custody awaiting a bail hearing in Vancouver.
Says Capuano: “The only chance I have of having a normal life is to disappear.” (This man got 18 years for running a massive revenge porn site.)
This article originally appeared on Newser: Man’s Revenge Site So Extreme Ex Wants to ‘Disappear’
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