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Dad Tried to Smear School Official With Porn Profile

... and then tried to pin it on his own teenage son
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2012 5:02 PM CDT
Dad Tried to Smear School Official With Porn Profile
An Arizona man has been convicted of identity theft in a bizarre revenge plot.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A dad who was angry at the assistant principal of his son's school tried to exact a modern form of revenge: He created a fake profile under the official's name at a porn site, then posted lewd photos and videos supposedly from the man, reports the Arizona Republic. He also created a fake email address under his victim's name and had explicit chats.

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Assistant principal Frank Hendricsen learned of the ruse when he got turned down for a new job because a parent Googled his name and turned up raunchy results. Robert Dale Esparza was convicted of computer fraud and identity theft and faces likely jail time at his sentencing next month. When police first confronted him, he tried to pin it on his teenage son before confessing. (Read more pornography stories.)

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