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TEXARKANA, Texas — A felony charge has been filed against a Wake Village man who allegedly shared an intimate photo of his wife after she filed for divorce.

Anthony Craig Potts, 36, has been charged in Bowie County with publish or threaten to publish intimate visual material.

Potts' wife allegedly filed for divorce from him on April 20, according to a probable cause affidavit. On May 2, the alleged victim received a message from a friend "she went to school with" and who Potts allegedly knows. The message informed the woman that Potts had sent her a nude photo.

The woman reported that she and Potts were in bed when Potts snapped a photo of her bare breasts and face with his cell phone. The woman told the investigator that she was "flipping off the camera because she did not want a naked picture on his phone," the affidavit states.

The image allegedly captured part of a man's arm with part of a tattoo that Potts has. The woman reported that she never gave her consent for Potts to share the photo with anyone and that if it is being published, Potts is responsible because he was the only person who allegedly had access to it.

Potts is currently free on a $7,500 personal recognizance bond. If convicted of publishing intimate visual material, he faces six months to two years in a Texas state jail.

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