TEEN Mom Chelsea Houska’s sex offender friend Alex Bawek appears mad in his new mugshot after his divorce from wife Brittnee.
Alex, 31, was arrested in December 2017 and charged with use of a computer to facilitate child sex crime, child enticement and attempted sexual assault of a child under 16 years of age while in Wisconsin.
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The Sun can exclusively reveal he has an updated mugshot on his South Dakota Sex Offender Registry profile taken on April 9, 2021.
In the rare photo, Alex appeared mad as he stared solemnly at the camera for the shot.
His status is listed as “compliant.”
This is the first photo of Alex since his divorce from Chelsea’s former best friend Brittnee.
The Sun previously reported Brittnee filed for divorce from Alex in February 2020.
Brittnee and Alex got married in 2016 with Chelsea, 29, as a bridesmaid.
Brittnee stood by him after the 2017 crime.
RadarOnline reported at the time that a detective responded to a Craigslist ad posted by Alex that read: "Business stud seeking female or select couple… I [am] staying in town for the [night] for work.
“Have a nice hotel room and would like to have a little warm fun while it's cold out? No endless emails or games. Again seeking female or couple that likes to have discreet hot fun. Be clean and normal.”
The detective responded to the ad and posed as a 14-year-old girl named "Arianna," according to court papers.
The officer wrote to Alex: "Hey. I like your ad. How r u… I'm 14. Is it ok to talk?"
Alex replied: "As long as you're not the police. Talking is fine."
The officer sent Alex a photo of an underage girl. He responded to the picture, "Nice, you're cute." He also sent a photo of himself.
Alex wrote: "Being you're 14 just makes me nervous. Don't want to get set up by police. When you finished with class. Want to come to hotel after?”
He then began to talk about oral sex with the “girl,” and asked her for “sexy pics.”
When he went to pick her up, police made contact with him and he admitted he was there to meet an underage girl.
Brittnee was pregnant with their a son at the time of the arrest.
Alex was found guilty due to a no contest plea for child enticement, while the other two charges against him were dismissed.
He was sentenced to six months in jail with five months stayed, which means the sentence is frozen "pending further order of the court.”
As for the remaining 30 days, Alex was allowed to complete 240 hours of community service instead.
He is on five years of probation and is to have no unsupervised contact with minors under the age of 18, except his own child.
Alex is listed on the South Dakota and Wisconsin sex offender registries.
Brittnee opened up in December about just how difficult 2020 has been for her.
She captioned a photo with her 3-year-old son: "This year has been so unbelievably challenging in so many ways… I’ve dealt with some of the hardest things in my life and they seem to hit wave after wave.
"2020 has come with change, death, heartbreak.,. made me question myself daily. Today- I am just so thankful to be here and to have the opportunity to spend this day with the one I love most! Keep your loved ones close.
"Tell them what they mean to you… if I’ve taken one thing from any of this.. it’s the realization that the reason things hurt, is because you cared. Because you loved. Because it mattered… That’s ‘living.' And there is no shame in that.”
Brittnee moved into a four bedroom, two bathroom $134,449 home in May 2020 after their split.
She has posted multiple photos on social media with friends and family.
Brittnee appeared on multiple episodes of Teen Mom 2 through the years as one of Chelsea’s best friends.
Chelsea has multiple photos with both Brittnee and Alex on her social media, though she hasn't shared pictures with them since the arrest.
Chelsea is mom to daughter Aubree, 11, with ex-boyfriend Adam Lind, and son Watson, 3, and daughters Layne, 2, and Walker, 4 months, with husband Cole DeBoer.
She announced in October that she is leaving Teen Mom 2 after 10 years to focus on expanding her brand.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) at 800-656-HOPE (4673).
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