Crime & Courts

Gastonia woman accused of spreading rival’s nude photos on Facebook

A Gastonia woman is accused of spreading a rival’s nude photos on Facebook after swiping them from a man’s phone.

The victim told the Gaston Gazette that screen shots of an intimate video she sent to the man via Snapchat were intercepted by his former lover and posted on social media. Even her mom saw the photos, the victim told the newspaper. “It was so embarrassing,” she said.

“The whole day, she just kept posting,” the victim said.

Gastonia Police on Monday arrested and charged Nayoka Iteke Burris, 30, with felony disclosure of private images, Gaston County Jail records show. The charge falls under the state’s so-called revenge porn law.

Police also charged Burris with assault with a deadly weapon and communicating threats. The charges stem from an incident eight days before the photos were spread over social media: Burris is accused of swerving into the victim with her car, bruising her between her knee and thigh, the Gazette reported. Burris is free on $20,000 bail pending a June 29 court hearing.

Nayoka Iteke Burris
Nayoka Iteke Burris Gaton County Jail

The victim told the Gazette she reported the images to Facebook to get them deleted.

She encouraged others to think before sending explicit images to someone. “Don’t do it,” the victim said. “Just don’t do it. That’s all I can say.”

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak