CREATED Jun. 7, 2013
NAPLES, Fla.- New developments tonight in a story we're following out of Collier County as a woman claims a sheriff's deputy is holding nude photos of her hostage!
The deputy threatened to expose intimate pictures from their relationship and tonight we're learning she is contemplating a lawsuit against the Sheriff's Office. This means your tax dollars could be at stake.
Rebekah Wells has been betrayed she says by a former flame not once, but twice.
"Why would you want to destroy somebody's life for breaking up with you?" said Wells.
A Google search of her name brought up a handful of photos so explicit we can't show them on TV. Rebekah is suing an ex-boyfriend and according to a lawsuit filed on May 13th, Rebekah's ex began publishing pornographic photos of her after the relationship ended. The two took those photos when they dated back in 2008.
"So you think these photos were posted to get back at you?" asked reporter Julie Salomone.
"Yes, absolutely," replied Wells.
According to court documents, Rebekah says she reported all of this to the Collier County Sheriff's Office in 2010 and deputy Vito Celiberti was assigned to investigate, but she says things turned from professional to personal.
"He asked me out during the investigation and we did date. We did form a relationship," said Wells.
But that relationship ended in May of 2012. Rebekah says Deputy Celiberti threatened to distribute and circulate pornographic photographs and video they took to third parties.
"He said he would protect me and I believed him. I was broken and broken people make broken decisions. I was vulnerable."
She filed a temporary injunction against Celiberti earlier in May and on Friday her attorney, Patrick McGeehan, says they're still debating a lawsuit against the Collier County Sheriff's Office.
"We're going to continue to investigate our allegations and we're going to continue to try and have him served," said McGeehan.
In a letter to Rebekah's attorney, the Sheriff's Office Legal Services writes," ...Deputy Celiberti is not working at this time and his address is confidential and not a public record."
"They simply said, he's not working at the time and they don't have to produce him if he's not working," said McGeehan.
Fox 4 called the sheriff's office for clarification. A spokeswoman says Deputy Celiberti is still employeed and was on vacation, but did not know the date he returned.
Rebekah's attorney wrote back to Legal Services for clarification and he is waiting on a response.