"He walked past my room and gave me just a look — like a scary look," Megan said. Fearing she might lose her job, she didn't report it to her boss, general manager Ed Gawerecki.

But Gawerecki learned a lot about Petrovic a few weeks later.

On February 19 a FedEx package was sent to Gawerecki at work showing a return address of a construction company. When he opened it, Gawerecki found about a dozen glossy photos, blown up to 8.5-by-11 inches. They were graphic stills from the video that Petrovic had secretly recorded.

A similar package arrived at Megan's ex-husband's house on February 20. This one came as a FedEx priority overnight mailing. It too showed a local construction company as the sender, so Ben figured it was a request for a bid and tossed it on the kitchen counter.

His seven-year-old son opened it. Inside were glossy photos of the child's mother engaged in oral sex with Petrovic. Some of the printouts had captions such as, "I put my dick little bit too deep in Megan's mouth, ha, ha."

When Ben found his son looking at these pictures, he snatched them away.

By then Megan had filed for a divorce and temporary restraining order. Both parties appeared in person at the St. Louis County Circuit Court building in Clayton on February 26, 2010. Each signed a consent judgment whereby Petrovic would not contact Megan in any manner.

Yet when Megan exited the building and walked to her car, Petrovic pulled up quickly behind her and honked. He later wrote about the incident online: "I saw Megan by the court. She could not see me in my eyes.... She look nice and sad and her eyes was death..... [I] push my horn. She was very scared."

The contact continued in further violation of the consent judgment. On March 8, Petrovic texted Megan: "I hate you so much that you can never imagine... I wish you painful and unhappy life. TANTRUM IN YOUR HEART ... TANTRUM IN YOUR SOUL... my website is almost finish... Enjoy your pain."

Then postcards began appearing in mailboxes — dozens, possibly hundreds. Petrovic sent them to Megan's family, to her friends — even to the parents of her kids' friends. He sent them to the bank where Ben financed construction projects. He sent them to Megan's local Walgreens and to one of her favorite restaurants in St. Charles.

Many of the postcards featured an image of Megan in a skimpy outfit unzipping her top — a picture she'd allowed Petrovic to take on one of his birthdays.

The postcards described Megan as a "young, mentally sick slut," "just a whore 4 sale," a "golddigger," "screwed up in the head" and "a bitch, men love 2 fuck me and I love 2 shop, so it's a great trade off!"

And all of the postcards pointed recipients to a new website: www.marriedtomegan.com.

The site is no longer live, but according to court records, it featured image after image of Megan performing fellatio, as well as close-ups of her and Petrovic engaged in genital intercourse, mutual masturbation and anal sex. There were even some photos of Megan in the bathtub and on the toilet.

Petrovic also posted reams of deeply private text exchanges they'd shared over the years. Many he had altered to make himself look better, or to make her look worse, but the originals alone were enough to humiliate Megan — and her family.

In some texts Megan made negative remarks about her mom and discussed her sister's extramarital affair. In others Megan wrestled with suicidal urges and felt guilty about that as a mother. Petrovic reserved a special link for texts in which Megan confided that she'd been sexually abused by a male family member and how deeply it had damaged her.

A photo gallery on the website featured pictures of Megan's mother, siblings and nephews and nieces — some of them toddlers. He included pictures of Megan's own kids, plus a tax return filed by Ben revealing their children's social-security numbers. Petrovic also set up a separate photo page entitled "BLOOD" with images of the stained tiles in the bathroom where Megan tried to commit suicide.

After the site went live, a secretary at Hans Wiemann fielded a postcard from Petrovic and handed it to Megan during her shift. She typed the URL into her phone, then suffered a breakdown and had to leave work.

Ben's business associates were getting the postcards, too. They stopped joking around with him and inviting him out socially, he later said. The children suffered as well.

"Our kids were not invited over to the birthday parties," Ben said. "I mean, it just ended. They weren't allowed to do sleepovers. Just nobody called."

Later, during Petrovic's trial, Megan described the sensation she felt at this time: "It feels like somebody rips your entire inside out of you, somebody that you loved. I mean, it was the worst feeling in my life."

The website, she said, brought her to the brink of suicide.

"I wanted to die," she said. "I didn't know what to do to get it to stop."


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tlslyder
tlslyder

This guy is probably a sociopath. Me and my fiance have been living with something similar to what this guy has done, except without the porn videos that have never existed. It has been continuing for over the last 5 years now. Very, very similar cases a with both of us having restraining orders against this guy and an indirect criminal contempt on him also. These type of people just won't quit unless they're put into jail, then when they get out, they will be back doing it again. They're too warped in the head to have enough sense to grow up and walk away, and to stop the stupid nonsense. Very eerily similar in these stories and I'm sure there are more out there.

smeagol_jr
smeagol_jr

He isn't  a "Sext Fiend".  He's a textbook PSYCHOPATH.

Moonstuck
Moonstuck

WHERE IS THE REVENGE PORN? LINK TO IT! YOU MENTIONED REVENGE PORN!

KITTY
KITTY

Great pot boiler, Nick, one of your best. What a story. I can just picture that 7 yr. old boy seeing a pic of mommy sucking a stranger's dick and what he must of thought. That's an image that will stay with him for life. And he will also remember how his daddy explained his way out of it. That image is the funniest of all. Your telling of the scandalous pix sent to her favorite restaurant had me laughing so hard I could hardly stop. Let your mind wonder a wee bit and think about what the restaurant staff thought about her when the saw the pix.  Then the story spread like wild fire. Think she will ever go back? 

By the way, since you have stopped writing regularly, readership of the RFT has fallen by 43% and advertising revenues have plummeted by 60%! You are sorely missed.

BarnMD
BarnMD

@KITTY 

Kitty, I have to wonder what in a person would make someone think that anopther person's abuse and trauma is funny.  Especially the trauma of a 7 year old child.  I'm definitely not a prig and have a rather bent sense of humor myself, but to me, the description of that event was a little horrifying.  What the hell is wrong with you?

 
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