Minnesota

Candidate accused of revenge

porn says website was hacked

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A City Council candidate in St. Paul, Minnesota, arrested after a topless photo of his estranged wife was posted on his campaign website says he’s the victim of a hacker.

David Martinez tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press he did not post the photo of his wife on the website, which also reported that she had obtained a restraining order against him. Martinez says his website was hacked. Police arrested the 38-year-old candidate Monday on suspicion of violating Minnesota’s revenge porn law.

The Ramsey County attorney’s office has not made a charging decision. Martinez remains jailed Tuesday.

Martinez had already been banned from the city’s libraries following his July 5 arrest at a downtown location. He also banned from Target Field in Minneapolis for a year after a July 6 confrontation with security.

Discovery of human leg found

in Mississippi investigated

WABASHA, Minn. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials in Wabasha County are investigating the discovery of a human leg found in the Mississippi River.

Authorities say deputies responded to a citizen’s call about human remains Saturday afternoon. A resident cleaning out a debris pile near the shoreline in West Newtown found the leg, from thigh bone to foot, with a shoe still on.

The Winona Daily News reports a search turned up no additional remains. Chief Deputy Jim Warren says the investigation is ongoing.

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