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CA Attorney General: Revenge Porn Doesn't Pay

CA Attorney General: Revenge Porn Doesn't Pay

California Attorney General Kamala Harris announces the arrest of a "revenge porn" website operator who was allegedly trying to extort money for sexually explicit photos.

According to court documents Bollaert created the website ugoposted.com, which allows the anonymous public posting of private photographs containing nude and explicit images of individuals without their permission.

Commonly known as, "revenge porn" the photo's are typically obtained consensually by the poster during a prior relationship or are stolen or hacked. ugoposted.com required that the poster include the subject's full name, location, age, and facebook profile link.

"This website published intimate photos of unsuspecting victims and turned their public humiliation and betrayal into a commodity with the potential to devastate lives," said Harris.

Kevin Christopher Bollaert, 27, was arrested in San Diego by California Department of Justice agents and is being held in San Diego County jail on $50,000 bail.

According the same court documents, Bollaert has been charged with 31 felony counts of conspiracy, identity theft and extortion and is facing possible jail time and fines.

 

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