Gay couple harassed over Craigslist for lifestyle in Tower Grove

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by Matt Sczesny / News 4 | @KMOVMatt

KMOV.com

Posted on December 16, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 17 at 7:36 AM

 (KMOV) – Police investigated a case of cyber harassment after the victim and her partner felt threatened following a Craigslist posting.

"It's really scary to find out that someone you don't know spends that much angry energy on you,” said Meg Hensley.

Hensley said she lives in fear of someone she doesn’t known by who apparently seems to know her.

The evidence appeared online in a graphic Craigslist posting that revealed the victim’s home address in Tower Grove and targeted the gay pride flag that hung on the porch. The posting stated, in part, “You make me sick everyday when you kiss your girlfriend goodbye.”

"I just want to express it's not about a flag it's about someone threatening my personal safety and the safety of my family and that’s not acceptable," Hensley said.

Hensley, a professional photographer who lives with her transgender partner, said it started with a frightening encounter last week in front of the house.

"I don't know if they had been waiting on us or if it was some coincidence that they happened to be right there and angry at the moment we walked out of our house but they pulled up and started yelling slurs and threats,” said Hensley.

St. Louis Police got involved since under Missouri Law harassment over electronic communication is illegal.

Ironically, St. Louis was named earlier this year as one of the top gay friendly cities in the country.

Meg Hensley hopes it can stay that way.

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