Craigslist poster pleads guilty to posing as friend
The Newberg woman who was arrested in October on charges she posted a graphic Craigslist ad seeking male companionship for another woman without her knowledge or approval, has been sentenced for her crimes.
Angelica Marie Hutcheson, 26, pled guilty to a single count of stalking, a Class A misdemeanor, before Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Easterday in late January.
She was sentenced to two days in jail, 18 months of probation, to read a letter of apology to her victim in court, to attend anger management classes, is forbidden from viewing social media and ordered to pay $300 restitution to her victim and nearly $1,900 to the state.
In exchange for her guilty plea on the stalking charge, two counts of identity theft were dismissed against her.
Hutcheson was arrested on Oct. 7 by Carlton police on the identity theft and stalking charges. According to a probable cause affidavit filed in October by Carlton police officer Jacob Blair, the alleged victim, whose identity was redacted in the document, said she had discovered that someone had created the Craiglist post posing as her. The post listed her name, address and provided a link to her Facebook page.
"Whomever created the post posing as (the) victim titled the post 'Single mom looking for man or men to rock my world,' and in the post stated the (victim's first name) was extremely sexually experienced and looking for men to 'come get down and dirty at my home' and that she was 'open to anything and everything as long as it results in a happy end,'" Blair wrote in the probable cause affidavit.
The victim told Blair that prior to flagging the post and having Craigslist administrators remove it, "she was contacted by numerous men via Facebook messenger asking about the post, and one man even messaged (the victim) stating he was outside of her home."
At that point, Blair subpoenaed records from Craigslist that revealed that Hutcheson had created the posts; the records also provided police with her IP address and phone number. Blair contacted Hutcheson's Internet service provider, CenturyLink, and its Law Enforcement Support Team, who determined that the IP address from which Hutcheson submitted the Craigslist ad on Jan. 5, 2018, actually belonged to a woman who lives on Kinney Road near Carlton.
After traveling to the home near Carlton and interviewing the victim, Blair determined that the home belonged to a man Hutcheson lived with and whom the victim was formerly acquainted with.
On Oct. 5, Hutcheson voluntarily surrendered to Carlton police and "admitted she had created the Craigslist post regarding the (victim) and described the post as "Something about wanting to sleep with guys," the affidavit states. Hutcheson admitted making the post using her cell phone and "that she did not think men would actually come to (the victim's) house."