Michelle Suzanne Hadley Accused of Being Craziest of Crazy Ex-Girlfriends

Hadley: Definitely not from West Covina
Hadley: Definitely not from West Covina
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I don't believe Rebecca Bunch from the CW program could think up something this crazy.

Michelle Suzanne Hadley is accused of sending emails threatening his ex-lover's wife and unborn child as well as posing as the mother in response to craigslist ads to have violent rape fantasies fulfilled and to have attacks continue even if she resists.

Some charges against 29-year-old Ontario resident stem from men actually showing up to fulfill the phony fantasies, one trying to rape the victim and for Hadley allegedly continuing to solicit fantasy rapists even after being released from custody by posting $100,000 bail.

Indeed, at a court hearing Monday, prosecutors got Hadley's bail increased to $1 million heading into arraignment this morning in Fullerton, where court proceedings begin that could result in her being locked up for the rest of her life.

This one will make more sense (one hopes) if we roll it back: Between 2013 and 2015, Hadley had a romantic relationship with a U.S. Marshals Service agent, but they broke up, he met his future wife and the couple were expecting a child when the nightmare began, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA).

Between June 6 and last Wednesday, Hadley allegedly sent the wife numerous emails—including threats against the recipient's life and that of her unborn child as well as disparaging comments about her husband, the OCDA says.

Law enforcement had a difficult time tracking these emails because Hadley is accused of routing the messages through different computers and servers to avoid detection. But Hadley was eventually served with a protective order prohibiting her from contacting the woman, says the OCDA, which notes, "During that time, the defendant is accused of violating the protective order and stalking Jane Doe [the wife]."

The rape fantasy negotiations via craigslist ads started in June, when Hadley is accused of pretending to be the wife, replying to men as her and sending them photos of the victim with details of her daily routine, the OCDA says.

"Hadley is accused of telling the responders that the victim wanted the responders to have forcible sexual intercourse with her, even if she screamed or resisted," reads OCDA's arraignment statement. "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."

That incident led to an Anaheim Police Department investigation that resulted in Hadley's June 24 arrest and jailing in lieu of $100,000 bail. But she bailed out and, according to the OCDA, "While out of custody, the defendant is accused of repeatedly sending Jane Doe threatening emails and resuming responses to 'rape fantasy' advertisements pretending to be the victim. Hadley is accused of using increasingly violent language and threatening the victim's life."

Hadley was arrested a second time on Thursday, and she has been charged with a felony count of stalking with a restraining order, one felony count of stalking, one felony count of criminal threats, six felony counts of attempted forcible rape, one felony count of assault with the intent to commit a sexual offense during the commission of first degree burglary, and one misdemeanor count of violation of a protective order with a sentencing enhancement allegation for crime-bail-crime.

A conviction could send Hadley to state prison for life, the OCDA says.


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