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A Butte woman who pleaded not guilty in November to sending more than 1,000 text messages to an ex-boyfriend pleaded not guilty again Thursday for allegedly sending more.

Prosecutors say Kristin Glee Vinecke, 35, first sent hundreds of text messages to the man and some libelous ones to his real estate clients.

She pleaded not guilty in November to six counts of privacy in communications, two of which were misdemeanors and four of which were felonies, and one felony count of stalking for texting the ex-boyfriend after he took out a restraining order against her.

When she entered those pleas, District Judge Ed McLean warned her against any further contact with the man.

But police said they were notified on Dec. 30 that Vinecke had sent several more texts to the man from a spoofed phone number. He said she uses an application to change her phone number so she can contact him.

“These messages are similar in nature to the ones he had received in the past,” prosecutors said in new documents charging Vinecke with an additional felony charge of privacy in communications and felony stalking as a second offense.

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The latest texts did not specify Vinecke’s name, but they contained information that was personal between the two, prosecutors said.

She pleaded not guilty to the new charges Thursday, and District Judge Kurt Krueger set the next court hearing for March 14.

Vinecke was arrested on the new accusations on Dec. 30 and was in jail for 34 days before posting $20,000 bond Wednesday. She remains free on that bond.

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