A St. Louis County businessman was charged with stalking his ex-girlfriend, sending her offensive photos, including photos of himself having sex with other women.
Brian Wayne Spear, owner of Spear Construction in Crestwood, is on probation after he confessed June 5 to putting a video camera in the women’s restroom at his business.
Spear, 41, of the 10700 block of Kennerly in Sunset Hills, was charged with aggravated stalking.
St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department officials said between Aug. 1 and Sept. 10, Spear repeatedly harassed the women by sending her “unwanted, inappropriate, threatening or insulting email messages.”
He also sent inappropriate and offensive photos, mailed her parents a letter, emailed her mother and refused to return her belongings, according to court documents.
At least one of the messages violated a protective order against Spear, police said.
Officials said Spear had become physically abusive during the woman’s relationship with him. When she attempted to end the relationship, he became extremely verbally abusive towards her, according to a court document.
A former employee is suing Spear
for sexual harassment, according to a Courthouse News article.
The employee says sexual harassment continued on a daily basis at Spear Construction until she was fired in 2012. The harassment started during a job interview when Spear asked her to stand up and turn around so he could “look at her butt.”
According to the lawsuit, the woman said she accepted the job because she was desperate financially.
The lawsuit also claims Spear offered to buy the woman an SUV and a house if she would lie to protect him against the invasion of privacy charges, according to Courthouse News.