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Police: Web photos used to create sexually graphic images

FORT COLLINS ” Photos of five women that may have been taken from Web sites were superimposed on more than 100 sexually graphic images and sent to the women, police said Wednesday.

Police spokeswoman Rita Davis said photos of the women’s faces were probably taken from two social-networking Web sites, facebook.com and webshots.com, and from the University of Colorado Athletic Department Web site.

Facebook.com, webshots.com and a university spokesman did not immediately respond to e-mail messages or phone calls seeking comment

The women’s photos were not sexual in nature but were combined with graphic photos by someone skilled in the use of computer publishing software, Davis said.

She said altered photographs have been sent to a woman in Fort Collins and four women in Boulder beginning in September. Some of the women were student-athletes at the university, she said.

The photos were mailed or were left at the victims’ homes or on their cars. Some were accompanied by written messages, Davis said.

DNA samples recovered from at least two packets were similar, she said.

Davis said the perpetrator could face felony stalking charges.

Detectives have identified 10 other women whose photographs were superimposed on graphic images, but it was not immediately clear whether the bogus photos were sent to them.

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