US Marshal accused of framing ex-girlfriend in 'rape fantasy' plot
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A Deputy U.S. Marshal has been accused of framing his ex-girlfriend of sending men to his home to sexually assault his then-wife as part of a “rape fantasy."

Ian Diaz was allegedly involved in a scheme where he “used Craigslist, e-mail, text messaging, and other methods to solicit, and then lure, individuals found through Craigslist ‘personal’ advertisements, to come to the Property and engage in a ‘rape fantasy’ with UCC-1, in an attempt to stage a non-consensual sexual assault on UCC-1, with the other party believing that the sexual encounter would be consensual,” according to the indictment.

Diaz and his then-wife, Angela Diaz, created the accounts using the ex-girlfriend’s name in 2016. Diaz and the ex-girlfriend broke up in 2015.


The pair staged “one or more hoax sexual assaults” before calling the police to say the ex-girlfriend, Michelle Hadley, sent men to assault Angela.

The indictment shows that Diaz even told police that Hadley “needs to be in fucking cuffs and in a padded room.”

Hadley was taken to jail where she spent 88 days before being released.

Diaz was arrested on Thursday and is being charged with one count of cyberstalking, one count of conspiracy to commit cyberstalking and one count of perjury for a false deposition he gave during a federal civil lawsuit Hadley initiated, according to the indictment.

He appeared in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in front of the U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas F. McCormick.

Diaz and Angela are now divorced and in 2017 Angela was sentenced to five years in prison as she pleaded guilty to the scheme, NBC News reported.

Hadley got an undisclosed amount in a settlement with the city of Anaheim in a federal lawsuit.