The former state judge from Galveston 43 was arrested and charged with two counts of online harassment for allegedly placing fake online ads using two former girlfriends' Facebook photos.
The creator of the ad masked his identity by using Internet services in Germany and Venezuela, the complaint said. Sheriff's investigator Scott Hardcastle subpoenaed backpage.com for the user name used to create the web pages, Don Tequilla. The name was traced to the ex judge Dupuy, the complaint said.
Threats, slurs, and posting someone's personal information, or photos without their consent is not protected speech meaning those things are not covered under freedom of speech. The courts have been very clear on that. Speech used as part of a crime is not covered by freedom of speech. Harassment is a crime.