SAWYER COUNTY -- Felony charges were filed against two women in Sawyer County after authorities received a complaint that a partially nude photo had been posted to Facebook without the consent or knowledge of the person in the photo.

According to a criminal complaint filed regarding the incident, the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Department received information in April 2019 that a photo had been posted to Facebook of a female without that female’s knowledge or consent. In the photo, the female was not wearing any clothing on the lower portion of her body.

The Facebook page was identified as belonging to Jaden Fleming, of Radisson, WI. The criminal complaint states that in the Facebook post, Fleming stated that the individual in the photo was “sleeping with everyone’s man”. Also in the post Fleming allegedly replied to comments, clearly identifying who the individual in the photo was.

When detectives spoke with the individual who was in the photo, she stated that she had never given any permission to anyone to take the photo or to post it anywhere.

The investigation into the matter led detectives to Nicolette Trepania (pictured) as a suspect in the matter. According to the criminal complaint it was determined that she had been involved in taking the photo as well as distributing the photo. When Trepania was placed under arrest, Deputies found methamphetamine in her possession as well as prescription medication that did not belong to her.

The criminal complaint states that Trepania then told Deputies that is was her deceased father who had taken the photo, not her.

Trepania was charged with Class I Felony Possess/Distribute/Exhibit an Intimate Representation and Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine.

Online circuit court records show that on May 14, 2019, Trepania entered a plea of No Contest to her charges. The Court sentenced Trepania to 1.5 years confinement in state prison, concurrent to any sentence already being served. Trepania will also be under extended supervision for 3.5 years.

Fleming is charged with Class I Felony Possess/Distribute/Exhibit an Intimate Representation . According to online circuit court records, she is scheduled to have an initial appearance on her charges later this week.

Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Last Update: May 21, 2019 12:07 pm CDT

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