‘Revenge porn’ website operator convicted, faces as much as 20 years in jail

'Revenge porn' site operator convicted, faces up to 20 years in prison

The person chargeable for operating revenge porn website ‘ugotposted.com’ has been discovered responsible of id theft and extortion. The San Diego County Superior Courtroom jury determined that Kevin Bollaert might now resist 20 years in jail for the offenses. Based on the WSJ, it is the primary conviction of a revenge porn web site operator, though the Federal Commerce Fee has additionally acted to close down photograph archives and the general public sharing of pictures of individuals with out their permission. The truth is, whereas California’s new revenge porn regulation has now been established, it wasn’t utilized in both case.

Between 2012 and 2013, Bollaert allowed to individuals to publish greater than 10,000 photographs, anonymously, with out the information of the individuals within the pictures. Typically private info like their identify, cities the place they lived and even Fb profiles have been hooked up to the pictures. He even ran one other website alongside the shaming one, providing to take away photographs — for a cost of as much as $350. The prosecution stated that Bollaert made tens of hundreds of dollars from this. In the meantime, the protection argued in courtroom that whereas the location may need been immoral, the location proprietor did not break the regulation by permitting others to publish pictures there. The jury, nevertheless, did not see it that approach. Bollaert is about to be sentenced on April three.

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