ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former City Council candidate in St. Paul who pleaded guilty to posting a topless picture of his estranged wife to his campaign website has been sentenced to probation.

(credit: Ramsey County)

Judge Robert Awsumb on Friday placed 39-year-old David Martinez on probation for two years and ordered him to receive a mental health evaluation, avoid drugs and alcohol, and refrain from having contact with his wife. Martinez faces about a year in prison if he violates those terms.

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Martinez was charged with non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images for violating the state’s revenge porn law. The complaint says the incident happened last July during a race he eventually lost in a special election.

Court documents show Martinez posted the photo after his wife filed for a protection order against him.

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  1. The Wife should have made a non-disclosure agreement, paid him to keep quiet about their personal things.

    Mental Health doesn’t belong in the court system, it’s not any different than forcing someone convicted of a crime to see a catholic priest.