A local resident on New Year’s Eve told a Syracuse man they did not want to see him anymore, but he continued contacting them and allegedly revealed he took unauthorized nude photographs of the victim.
Bethlehem police arrested Brett A. Rewakowski, 39, of 4035 Maykes Road in Syracuse, around 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, and charged him with unlawful surveillance in the second degree, a felony, and aggravated harassment in the second degree, a misdemeanor. Rewakowski turned himself in to police on the charges.
Rewakowski went on three dates with a local resident before they told him they did not want to see him again. After the victim told Rewakowski to not contact them, he allegedly began threatening them while sending “continuous text messages.”
Rewakowski also sent the victim nude photos he took of the resident, which the victim allegedly was unaware were taken. He apparently took the photos while he was in the victim’s home, according to police.
He continued contacting the victim after being informed they would contact police. His last message was received around on Friday, Jan. 2, around 1 p.m. Police received copies of the alleged messages.
After being processed without incident on Jan. 13, Rewakowski was arraigned in Bethlehem Town Court and a stay away order was issued. He posted his $10,000 bail and was released, scheduled to return to court at a later date.