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Revenge website operators face charges for their sites

Kevin Christopher Bollaert, 27, is facing trial as the first allegeded revenge porn site operator to be charged with conspiracy, identity theft, and extortion, according to Nicholas Pacilio, a spokesman for California Attorney General Kamala Harris.

Prosecutors say at one site, people uploaded nude pictures without permission of those photographed and listed their names, cities and links to their Facebook profiles. When asked to remove photos, Bollaert allegedly contacted victims from a separate website and charged them up to $350. Bollaert voluntarily took the sites both offline when contacted by investigators last year, Pacilio said.

In addition to Bollaert, the attorney general has arrested another alleged operator of a revenge porn site. Casey E. Meyering, 28, of Tulsa, Oklahoma was extradited from Oklahoma to stand trial in California two weeks ago, Pacilio said.

SoCal man faces revenge porn, identity theft and extortion charges, from abc11.com.



8 Comments on "Revenge website operators face charges for their sites"

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  1. aintgonnatakeitnomore says:

    Never send or let someone take a nude pic or movie.
    Case closed.



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    • SER says:

      aint…this is only common sense to me. People get so carried away with their emotions and sext all the time…sending nudes via text. The spath asked me once to do that and I just ignored him…absolutely did not do it. Who knows where it would end up. It’s a very stupid thing to do. People get caught up in the moment and make bad decisions that can affect them the rest of their lives.



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      • Jan7 says:

        I agree. My ex h never asked me because he already knew the answer (NO!!) but I wonder if it was the same for all of his mistress. Dont forget the sociopath will manipulate a victim into doing anything/everything for them and no doubt sexting is a big one on their list of things to control & have power over their victim. I think especially for young woman a man will use compromising photos to keep the woman in a toxic relationship with him (blackmail). I am glad that the state attorneys office is really cracking down on these type of crimes. With the internet/smart phones there are a lot of things that can ruin a young life.



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    • NoMoreWool says:

      I would think that is sometimes difficult to do when under the spell of a sociopath…

      Especially for young people today where sharing the intimate details of your life on the internet in real time for all the world to see has become the norm.



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  2. This is a little off topic, yet I have a family member who is constantly taking pictures on her iPhone and uploads them instantly to her Facebook page. She has done this to me several times. The pictures have never been compromising, but I have set up a boundary with her and have told her in no uncertain terms that she does not have my permission to post any pictures of me on her page. I work in a profession where people have been reprimanded and put on leave for online photos in skimpy bathing suits or at parties showing alcohol, etc.



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    • AnnettePK says:

      It’s something to consider. A lot of folks don’t think before posting photos. Some Facebook pages are private or restricted, others are public. There are also ways to limit others’ ability to ‘tag’ you in a pic.

      I posted some group photos including a friend who felt the photos portrayed her as overweight and so I removed them. I didn’t foresee that at all when I posted. The ability to take photos and post everywhere and anywhere raises a lot of issues.



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  3. Jan7 says:

    UPDATE: He has been convicted!! Kevin Christopher Bollaert has been convicted of 6 counts of extortion & 21 counts of identity theft. He is awaiting the sentencing phase now where he could face up to a 20 year sentence.

    Nightline tv show has a segment on this very case this week…see their website to watch this segment discussing his conviction.



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  4. Jan7 says:

    Kevin Bollaert, Revenge porn site creator sentenced to 18 years in jail…cries in court.

    A San Diego man who operated a ‘revenge porn’ website and then charged victims to remove nude images and their personal information was sentenced Friday to 18 years in state prison, the attorney general’s office said.

    Kevin Bollaert, 28, was convicted in February of 21 counts of identity theft and six counts of extortion in San Diego Superior Court for running a pair of websites that capitalized on the internet as a forum for public shaming.

    The landmark case was the first time a person had been tried for a running revenge porn ring in the United States.

    Jilted lovers and hackers could anonymously post nude photos of people without their consent, along with personal information about them, at a website Bollaert created and moderated, called ugotposted. com

    More than 10,000 images, mainly of women, were posted between December 2012 and September 2013.



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