A police chief in Wisconsin was charged on Thursday with creating accounts on pornographic and dating websites under the name of a local Tea Party advocate to even a score with him, court records showed.
Town of Campbell Police Chief Timothy Kelemen was charged with misdemeanor unlawful use of computerized communication systems in La Crosse County, according to court records. He faces 90 days in jail if convicted.
Kelemen is accused of setting up accounts under the name of Gregory Luce. Luce and fellow Tea Party members allegedly harassed Kelemen's department after the town banned their protest signs on overpasses, a police report filed in a federal court case showed.
The report said Kelemen retaliated by using Luce's personal information to create identities on dating websites, pornography websites featuring homosexual men and HealthCare.gov.
"I'm not denying I did it ... I didn't think it was that big of a deal," Kelemen said in a video posted on the La Crosse Tea Party website, showing an interview with investigators in May. Campbell borders on La Crosse.