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Posted on Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 7:33 p.m.

Police: Man posts nude pictures of victim online after burglarizing home

By Lee Higgins

Ann Arbor police said a man burglarized a home and found nude pictures of the victim on her computer - and then posted them on photo sharing websites.

David Andres Celis, 24, of no known address, is charged with stalking, distributing an image of an unclothed person and two counts each of second-degree home invasion and using a computer to commit a crime.



He was arraigned Thursday and released on a $100,000 personal recognizance bond with GPS monitoring.

Ann Arbor police Det. Sgt. Brian Jatczak said Celis broke into a 30-year-old woman’s home in the 1000 block of Church Street in November 2009 and March 2010. No one was home during the break-ins.

During the burglary on Nov. 14, 2009 between 7 p.m. and midnight, police said Celis stole a camera, laptop computer, cash and jewelry. There were no signs of forced entry.

Police said Celis found 50 images of the woman on her computer, some of which showed her naked. Celis posted a number of the nude pictures on at least two photosharing websites, Jatczak said.

The images were posted, along with the victim's contact information, police said. Jatzcak said the woman learned the images were online after she received emails from people who saw them. She filed a complaint with police on March 8, 2010.

Celis is accused of burglarizing the home again between 8:30 p.m. March 25, 2010 and 5 p.m. the next day by climbing through a bedroom window. Police said it's unclear whether the window was locked. During that burglary, police said Celis stole another laptop computer, jewelry and CDs.

Det. Amy Ellinger executed nine search warrants on social networking websites and other websites in order to identify Celis, Jatczak said. The images have been removed from the websites, police said.

Jatczak said the victim does not know Celis and it's unclear why Celis targeted her home. Police do not believe anyone else was victimized.

Celis is scheduled to return to court for a preliminary hearing Nov. 16.

Lee Higgins covers crime and courts for He can be reached by phone at (734) 623-2527 and email at



Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 4:01 p.m.

The tight tether will truly tell the twisty turning tale. He may have got one thing right. "If you get in trouble...Don't tell them or nobody you live with us!" LOL This crime seemed high tech at first but then it really is low tech. I think a big time out to delete all previously infected programming and a bug fix instead of just a hard re-boot camp is in order. Can't judge a person by a photo but the allege criminal, looks smart enough to know better.


Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 3:37 a.m.

"distributing an image of an unclothed person" -- I guess that means without their consent. Otherwise, a lot of pro photographers will be going off the grid and becoming "persons of no known address." ;-) Also see: " ... two counts each of second-degree home invasion and using a computer to commit a crime." Does this mean Celis invaded THAT home twice - or did he also invade another home in his spare time? Maybe... he was just looking for his own address, since he doesn't seem to know what it is. ;-)


Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 2:56 a.m.

I would never/ever put a picture of anyone naked on my computer, let alone myself. (or cell phone) Cells should never have been released. I feel for the vitcim also, but have to be ever so careful what you put on your PC. More and more are being stolen everyday. This guy is a sick-O!

John McHugh

Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 2:05 a.m.

HUH? why did they let him out on PR Bond if he is breaking into houses? Now he can get rid of other evidence from other crimes. Dah.


Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 12:45 a.m.

What a nightmare for the victim. I'm so sorry for her. To be burglarized twice and then have your naked photos and contact info posted on the internet is one of the worst things I can think of happening to someone.


Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 1:03 a.m.

I can think of many other things worse than this but, yeah, this is pretty bad.


Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 12:23 a.m.

He'll have fun in our state prison system, I'm sure of that.


Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 12:20 a.m.

"David Andres Celis, 24, of no known address," "He was arraigned Thursday and released on a $100,000 personal recognizance bond with GPS monitoring." Doesn't sound like a person I would release on a personal recognizance bond.

Tom Joad

Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 11:54 p.m.

If convicted of publishing nude photos he should be placed on a sex offender list. This type of behavior is outrageous and certainly warrants his inclusion on a list that others may be forewarned.


Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 12:25 p.m.

a2citizen I agree with you 100%. I want to be aware of who the pervert is, we all know they do not get better so it is up to us to protect ourselves. Death is the only way to prevent repeat offending and michigan doesnt put people to death.


Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 1:39 a.m.

l'chaim, I don't follow your logic. The purpose of a sex offender list is not to reduce the likelihood of repeat offenses.


Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 1:19 a.m.

I don't follow the logic either, and the UM just completed a study that found that those sex offender lists unequivocally DO NOT reduce the likelihood of repeat offenses; the study suggested that those sex offender lists MAY in fact INCREASE the likelihood of repeat offenses. So, if you think it would be a good idea to keep this guy from committing the same or worse sexual offenses, again, then you should not be in favor of "listing" him.


Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 1:10 a.m.

I don't follow your logic.


Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 11:48 p.m.

This is why old school Polaroids are the way to go.


Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 2:33 a.m.

Or he could have gone to Meijer.


Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 1:15 a.m.

Then he would have had to steal a scanner too. Way too much to carry.


Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 12:46 a.m.

He could have stolen those and just scanned them.