Lubbock man convicted of cyberstalking to be sentenced in December

Lubbock man convicted of cyberstalking to be sentenced in December
William T. Bradley, 40, of Lubbock has pleaded guilty to cyber stalking (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - A Lubbock man who pleaded guilty to cyberstalking will be sentenced on Dec. 20. 39-year-old William Theodore Bradley faces up to five years in prison and a fine not to exceed $250,000, along with a term of supervised release for more than three years. He is also required to forfeit any and all photographs and videos of five women or any other women listed in the case.

All information in this story is from the Federal Court Documents.

Court documents state Bradley began “an informal and often violent romantic relationship” with an unnamed victim in June 2016 that continued until August 2018.

He took multiple consensual nude pictures of her and with her and recorded a sexual encounter between them with her consent, under the agreement that the video remained private and not be shared.

The documents say Bradley was verbally and physically abusive to her, highlighting one occasion when he pushed her out of the house naked and locked the door. Bradley admitted and agreed that he regularly referred to her with degrading and offensive names throughout the relationship,, including through text messages.

Documents and screen shots of text messages say in February of 2018, Bradley threatened her multiple times, including through phone calls, where he threatened her and her son, saying her son would be “breathing through a tube,” according to the file.

The threats continued throughout February, one text message outlined in the resume saying, “your son is gonna get paralyzed [because] your [sic] playing games.”

After the victim would not immediately respond to Bradley’s texts at 3 a.m., he threatened to post sexually-explicit video of her to Facebook, according to screenshots of text conversations provided in the resume.

Bradley attempted to manipulate her through embarrassment and extreme emotional distress, bragging that he sent pictures and “testimonials” to her son.

The resume states Bradley created a Facebook group for the purpose of sexually exploiting and embarrassing his victim, even inviting her to the group where the the file says several group members viewed and interacted with the video. The report states the video was accessible on Facebook until at least March 18, 2018.

The harassing and threatening abusive messages continued, according to the report. When she would not reply to his messages on March 31, 2018, Bradley posted more sexually explicit images, using an app to place his victim’s face next to a screenshot of sexually explicit video, threatening and then following through with posting the created image to social media to torment her.

The report indicates Bradley would regularly tell her that his brother was a hitman for the cartels to intimidate her, saying he shared photos of her with people in his gym because she didn’t let him see her phone. The victim repeatedly tried to inform Bradley that he was breaking the law, but the abusive messages continued.

Around June 15, 2018, the resume says Bradley messaged her saying he would “stop the whole thing” if she paid his bills. She agreed to leave money for him.

On that day, the report says Bradley strangled her at her work, causing approximately $4,000 in damage to her car.

According to the report, Bradley began to “make a scene,” and it says she became afraid. Bradley grabbed her by the neck and forced her into the stairwell, lifting her from the ground before she was able to scream. Outraged, Bradley went to the parking lot and began beating and kicking her car.

The report includes that Bradley tried to disrupt her work as an Uber driver, by calling Uber and falsely claiming that she was intoxicated when she gave him a ride. As a result, Uber temporarily suspended her from work.

When she threatened to get a protective order, Bradley mocked the notion, and yet became even more angry at the threats, according to conversations transcribed in the resume.

The report says the victim has described her reputation as ruined, saying she felt “humiliated” and “destroyed," as a result of Bradley’s actions; saying the continuous threats, and physical and verbal abuse caused her substantial emotional distress.

The report details more women Bradley sexually exploited through these same abusive methods, often attempting to get money from them in exchange for not posting explicit images and videos he took without consent.

The court documents highlight that Bradley depended on these methods of exploiting and abusing women to pay his bills.

When one of his victims failed to respond fast enough, he began accusing her. He emotionally manipulated her, saying the bruises he gave her were her fault, but he would let her go in exchange for money, according to transcribed messages in the report.

She states she felt “humiliated” and “distraught” as a result of Bradley’s “favorite form of blackmail.” She was compelled to move cities out of fear that Bradley’s actions would harm her career chances, the resume says.

The report, signed by Bradley, says he acknowledges that his conduct, "was intended to, and did in fact cause, substantial and emotional distress to his victims.

Earlier this year, the Lubbock Police Department and U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force were searching for Bradley who was wanted for continuing domestic violence.

On Monday, April 29, 2019, a warrant was issued for Bradley’s arrest. The continuing domestic violence charge is a felony enhancement due to multiple domestic violence cases within a year.

Bradley was arrested in May in Colorado by local police. He is currently being held in the Lubbock County Detention Center.

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