Chad Lesko, an Ohio resident, has been falsely labeled a rapist by his ex-girlfriend for, he believes, not paying child support. The Facebook post has gone viral, and Mr. Lesko is feeling the weight of the false allegations.
Chad Lesko of Ohio was walking in a Toledo park when he was approached by a man who told him to leave, accusing him of being a rapist.
“I was walking at Highland Park yesterday, a guy comes up to me and said, ‘You shouldn’t be around here, this is a kids’ area, you’re a rapist,’” Lesko said, according to Toledo News Now Wednesday. “I’m like, ‘Excuse me, no I’m not.’”
These accusations all link back to a Facebook post that has gone viral picturing Lesko and labeling him a child molester.
“This is crazy, I’m scared to even walk down the street now because all of the drama that’s been going on,” he said.
The post originating from an account owned by “Nicole McCarthy” has been shared tens of thousands of times, but Toledo News Now reported police saying Lesko is not wanted on such charges. Lesko believes the account to be a fake created by the mother of his son. He told the Toledo Free Press he believes the woman created a fake account because he couldn’t give her enough money for child support this month and because he had recently broken up with a friend of hers.