You could be charged criminally with harassment in Tennessee and perhaps sued civilly as well for defamation of character. It just really isn't a great idea to send letters and name call like this any way you look at it. On the civil front, while truth may be a defense to libel, an adult who has consensual sex with another adult is not a sexual predator, whatever else he might be.
Here's the Tennessee Harassment
statute. You want to look at Section (a) 4. A. This offense is an an A misdemeanor
, punishable by up to a year of jail. Your lawyer could certainly argue that you had a legitimate purpose in sending the communication within this guy's community, but whether that's true or not would be up to a jury. And if it just looks like trying to get even, that would not be good for you. Do it enough and Tennessee would consider it Stalking
and it would become a felony charge. Again, don't misunderstand me. It doesn't take much to get someone arrested or for a prosecutor to file charges thereafter. A conviction is a whole other matter. But you could certainly be arrested for harassment and maybe more, have to come back to court
once a month, hire a lawyer, and risk jail.
I would not recommend you carrying this out. I suspect that if sending these letters made you feel better, you wouldn't get to feel good for long.
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