At least one woman considered suicide.
She has won news writing awards from the San Diego Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Pratt, a New Zealand resident who disappeared after being indicted, also is charged with producing child pornography in 2012 involving a girl who was then 16.
Attorneys for the defense were not immediately available for comment.
The complaint filed by the U.
Before joining the U-T, she worked as a reporter for the Whittier Daily News, The Vista Press and The San Diego Daily Transcript.