A 23-year-old Owatonna man is facing 12 counts of violating a no contact order, after investigators say Tavean McReilly sent the woman multiple emails while he was being held in the Blue Earth County Jail.

The victim told police that McReilly’s brother asked her to create a new email account so that he could get in touch with her, and although she knew she shouldn’t be in contact with McReilly she did create an account to do so.

Among the exchanges, Mankato Police officials say, was a request for the victim to get in touch with McReilly’s attorney and say she supported him.