Store owners, former employees arraigned in nude photo-sharing case

Flint Audio-Video Store in Middletown. (WJAR)

Six men associated with an electronics store who are accused of sharing nude images from customers' devices without permission appeared for arraignment Thursday in Newport Superior Court.

Two of the men are co-owners of Flint Audio-Video in Middletown. The other four were employees.

They face charges of accessing a computer for fraudulent use and conspiracy to commit a felony.

State police said the men took the images from devices brought in to be repaired.

The two co-owners charged are Daniel Anton and Gary Gagne. They initially said in June that they were shocked and outraged after the first in a series of arrests.

The others facing felonies include now former employees Adam Jilling and Terrence Roy, and former manager George Quintal, who is facing 10 charges, the most of all defendants.

The sixth defendant, Geoffrey Preuit, was also arraigned after a delay.

The state attorney general’s office said ultimately 13 victims were identified, but the charges are tied to five of them because of the statute of limitations.

Each defendant was released on personal recognizance under similar bail conditions initially set in District Court.

Quintal faces 5 counts of accessing a computer for fraudulent use and 5 count of conspiracy.

Anton faces 2 counts of accessing a computer for fraudulent use and 1 count of conspiracy.

Gange faces 2 counts of accessing a computer for fraudulent use and 1 count of conspiracy.

Roy faces 2 counts of accessing a computer for fraudulent use and 1 count of conspiracy.

Jilling faces 1 counts of accessing a computer for fraudulent use and 1 count of conspiracy.

Preuit faces 1 counts of accessing a computer for fraudulent use and 1 count of conspiracy.

Pretrial conferences were set for Feb. 7.

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