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Former phone employee accused of sexting customers

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) -- A former Verizon store employee in western Wisconsin is accused of sending lewd photos and messages to young female customers.

Authorities say six girls or women have come forward and it's possible there could be additional complainants. Investigators say they found 31-year-old Barton Scott with what appeared to be the names, email addresses, user names and passwords for female customers. At least six cell phones and multiple tablets were confiscated.

KMSP-TV reports the girls or women came in contact with Scott mainly at the Verizon outlet in Hudson. Verizon says the Woodbury, Minnesota man is no longer employed at the company. Scott is facing felony charges in St. Croix County, including exposing a child to harmful material. The state public defenders' office in Hudson, which is handling Scott's case, declined comment.


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