A Miami Beach man was ordered held on $100,000 bond Friday as he faces child pornography charges after posting nude images of his underage girlfriend online in a revenge porn case, authorities said.
Antonio Oscar Giansante, 37, is charged with transmission of child pornography, possession of sexual performance by a child, promotion of sexual performance by a child, cyber stalking, video voyeurism dissemination and criminal use of personal identification information.
Giansante was taken into custody at his South Beach home Thursday. It was unknown if he has an attorney.
State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle and Miami Beach Police Chief Daniel J. Oates held a joint press conference to announce the arrest.
"We are here today with a new type of criminalization aimed primarily at women and as I said revenge porn," Fernandez Rundle said. "Revenge porn involves some type of sexual explicit materials, sometimes video and sometimes still photos, that are put out into the internet without out the consent of the pictured individual."
Authorities said Giansante posted nude photos of the woman online and sent them to her co-workers.
Giansante met the woman when she was 15 in Puerto Rico, when he was her high school soccer coach, authorities said. They started dating when she was 16.
During their relationship, Giansante took nude photos of the victim, some taken with her consent. He also recorded them having sex, which she didn't consent to, authorities said.
They moved to Miami Beach in 2009 and broke up in 2012, but remained in contact.
After the victim got a job with a Miami-Dade governmental entity, Giansante started trying to post nude images of her to the government website from a Facebook account, authorities said.