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Portage Police: Woman lies about her age to get nude photo of self off Facebook

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An 18-year-old Portage woman was arrested Thursday on a charge of false informing after Portage Police said that she reported herself to be a juvenile to expedite removal of a compromising photograph of herself from an acquaintance’s Facebook page.

According to police, at 9:42 a.m. Angelica E. Nicholson, 18, of 2180 Freedom, advised that a nude—though non-explicit—photo which she had taken of herself and then allowed a male acquaintance known only as William to send from her phone to his was subsequently posted to a Facebook page maintained by a female acquaintance.

Nicholson told the officer at the time of the report that she was 17. “Ms. Nicholson stated she had also informed Facebook she was minor, as she told me, and requested I contact Facebook on her behalf,” the investigating officer stated in his report.

The officer later determined, however, that Nicholson is in fact 18. When confronted, police said, “Ms. Nicholson advised she only lied to police to expedite the process of having Facebook remove the photograph.” Nicholson did advise that she took the photo of herself when he was still a juvenile.

Nicholson was transported to Porter County Jail.

Business Burglary

At 10:03 p.m. Saturday, Portage Police said, officers were dispatched to the Beautiful Hair & Skin Day Spa after an alarm there was activated.

Police said that a rock was thrown through the front window of the business and a cash register containing an undisclosed amount of currency stolen. Police valued the cash register itself at $120 and estimated total damage to the window and blinds at $4,300.


Posted 1/17/2011