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Man who harrassed Utah TV personality charged with sending porn to second woman

By Pat Reavy, KSL | Posted - Dec 14th, 2019 @ 4:19pm



SALT LAKE CITY — A man previously convicted of harassing a local TV personality faces new charges of sending pornography to another woman, according to charging documents.

Manuel Alex Hernandez, Jr., 27, of Ogden, was charged Friday in 3rd District Court with five counts of pornography distribution, a third-degree felony.

From July 23 to Nov. 20, Hernandez sent a woman approximately 20 pornographic videos of himself as well as sexually explicit messages on her social media account, according to charging documents.

Police were able to identify Hernandez through their work on a separate case involving a Salt Lake TV personality. In that case, Hernandez had been sending sexually explicit messages to the woman through social media for about two years, despite a restraining order against him, according to a search warrant filed in 3rd District Court.

New charges in that case were pending as of Friday.

Hernandez was convicted of electronic communication harassment, a class B misdemeanor, in 2017 for messages he sent to the same TV personality.

Hernandez is currently in the Box Elder County Jail. He was convicted of attempted possession of a forgery device, a class A misdemeanor. But after violating the conditions of his probation, he was ordered in November to serve a year in jail.

Pat Reavy

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