"Revenge Porn" Defendant Sentenced to 18 Years

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  1. DarkFriday

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    A San Diego man convicted of identity theft and extortion after posting more than 10,000 sexually explicit photos of women to his so-called "revenge porn" website was sentenced on Friday to 18 years behind bars.

    The sentencing of Kevin Bollaert ended an all-day hearing where a number of victims told of the humiliation inflicted by his website. Bollaert burst into tears as he listened to testimony from his mother and victims.


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    The sentence was at the high end of the range; Bollaert faced a maximum of 20 years. In explaining his punishment, the judge noted that he stacked the sentencing terms based on the multiple victims.

    Considering credits for good behavior, Bollaert could be eligible for parole after 10 years, the judge noted.
     
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    need details to understand the harsh penalty
     
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    It was the first case of its type in the United States, and California was the first state to prosecute someone for posting humiliating pictures online. Bollaert was convicted of 27 counts of identity theft and extortion in connection to the thousands of photos posted online.

    Once they were published, Bollaert would then demand hundreds of dollars from individuals to remove their photos through a second website he owned.

    Prosecutors called Bollaert "vindictive" and claimed he took pleasure out of hurting his female victims with the internet being his "tool of destruction."
     
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    The case centered on a now defunct website called YouGotPosted.com, created by Bollaert so ex-husbands and ex-boyfriends could submit embarrassing photos of victims for revenge. The photos also linked to victims’ social media accounts.

    Prosecutors say those who wanted to get the pictures taken down were redirected to another one of Bollaert's sites, ChangeMyReputation.com. There, the victims were charged $300 to $350 to have their photos removed.

    State law prohibits anyone from putting identifiable nude photos online after a breakup, punishable with $1,000 or six months in jail.
     
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    Was wondering what the massive sentence was for, didn't know he wasn't just allowing these pics on his site but charging women in them to take them down. I can see it.
     
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    That's different.
    He was an extortionist.
     
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    Bunch of fucked up people In San Diego...makes me happy I live in Detroit.
     
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    DarkFriday Mlaw stole my AV Gold

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    They should lock up those weirdos that take pics of girls pumping gas next :coffee:
     
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    I wonder if he will post vids of his prison raping's?
     
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    Pumping ass .... hehehehehehehehehehehe
     
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    Wtf is that dumbass doing? :wtf:
     
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    This shit is criminal. A woman in NJ got 18 months for making a fake Facebook profile with her ex boyfriend's name.

    Pro -tip. --I you use someone's photo, description and contact info on a social media, Craigslist or a dating site --It's IDENTITY THEFT, and you WILL be prosecuted
     
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    You should also remind people that when they take movies of themselves committing crimes and then post them on social media that they may be arrested too.
     
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    Shitty extortionist...fuck him
     
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    No don't remind them. Makes it easier for them to get what they deserve.
     
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    I remember that site :jj:
     
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    I just hope they leave 4chan alone :fil:
     
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