Woman Arrested for Posting Ex's Wife's Profile Online

Tod Hunter
WATERFORD, Conn. — A woman has been charged with second-degree harassment and breach of peace, using the Internet to get revenge on a boyfriend by breaking up his marriage. Pilar Stofega, 34, was released on $2,500 bond.

According to police, Stofega created fake profiles of the former boyfriend's current wife on adult sites, including her high school yearbook picture and phone numbers to reach her at work and at home.

Stofega said she did to it "to be vindictive, knowing that the profiles would create marital problems" between the victim and her husband, according to court documents.

The plot was discovered when men started calling the ex-boyfriend's wife over the summer, saying they had seen her profile on an adult website.

The woman's husband investigated using his own computer and found a profile for his wife on several Internet sites, according to court records.

Police said the husband was able to find out that the person behind the profiles of his wife was Stofega, who he had dated in 1999. He passed the information on to Waterford police, who got a court order to seize Stofega's Internet records and reviewed them before searching her house in late September.

Stofega was at the house when police served the warrant. Officers said she provided them with a sworn written statement in which she admitted to intentionally creating the profiles in the victim's likeness on the adult websites.

Stofega is scheduled to appear in New London Superior Court today. Court records did not list an attorney and her phone number is not listed, according to news reports.