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Former Will County Board Member Names Judges, Lawyers & State's Attorney in 'Revenge Porn' Plot Story

Former Will County Board member Kathleen Konicki tells a sordid story of "revenge porn" in an affidavit she penned in hopes of getting back "intimate" pictures she says were passed around by former boyfriends.

Kathleen Konicki. Credit: Will County Board
Kathleen Konicki. Credit: Will County Board
Former Will County Board member Kathleen Konicki has been fighting for the better part of a year to get back "intimate" pictures she says were passed around by former boyfriends.

Komicki has petitioned for a protective order and filed a lawsuit against two men she claimed as former flames—Joliet attorney Timothy Rathbun and New Lenox resident John Bassett.

Now Konicki, who represented Homer Glen as a Republican on the board, has penned an affidavit detailing a sordid story of "revenge porn" that names judges, lawyers and the county's top prosecutor as characters in her passion play.

In her affidavit, Konicki said former Will County Judge Roman Okrei, who was advising her as an attorney, encouraged her that Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow would vigorously prosecute her case.

Okrei told her Glasgow might see her case as a "timely and appropriate vehicle for himself as an elected official to step forward into the public fray of revenge porn and take the lead," the affidavit said.

"He said that my timing couldn't be better, because the problem of vindictive men lashing out at women by posting intimate pictures on the Internet ('revenge porn') was widespread and on the verge of getting public attention and publicity," Konicki wrote. "He said that women from all walks of life, across the nation, were being targeted with revenge porn."

The state's attorney's office never did take up Konicki's case—she said Okrei told her "Glasgow has been advised not to get involved, since he, himself, had been sent the pictures," the affidavit said.

Okrei told Konicki Glasgow confirmed he "had received the pictures, saying he had deleted them and not distributed them," according to the affidavit.

Konicki believes Will County Judge Gerald Kinney received her "revenge porn" pictures as well, according to her affidavit. Konicki tried to get both Judge Kinney and State's Attorney Glasgow to submit to depositions about the pictures.

Check out the entire affidavit—and all the people Konicki claims are involved in the saga—here.

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