Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the arrest of the alleged owner and operator of a revenge porn website who facilitated the posting of more than 10,000 sexually explicit photos and extorted victims for as much as $350 each to remove the illicit content.
“This website published intimate photos of unsuspecting victims and turned their public humiliation and betrayal into a commodity with the potential to devastate lives,” Attorney General Harris said. “Online predators that profit from the extortion of private photos will be investigated and prosecuted for this reprehensible and illegal internet activity.”
Kevin Christopher Bollaert, 27, of San Diego, was arrested today in San Diego by California Department of Justice agents and is being held in San Diego County jail on $50,000 bail. According to documents filed in San Diego County Superior Court, Bollaert has been charged with 31 felony counts of conspiracy, identity theft and extortion and is facing possible jail time and fines.
Court documents allege that, in December 2012, Bollaert created the website ugotposted.com, which allows the anonymous, public posting of private photographs containing nude and explicit images of individuals without their permission. Commonly knows as revenge porn, the photos are typically obtained consensually by the poster during a prior relationship or are stolen or hacked. Unlike many other revenge porn websites where the subject of the photos is anonymous, ugotposted.com required that the poster include the subject’s full name, location, age and facebook profile link….
Court documents also allege that Bollaert created a second website, changemyreputation.com, in October 2012, which he used when individuals contacted ugotposted.com requesting that content be removed from the site. Bollaert would allegedly extort victims by replying with a changemyreputation.com email address and offering to remove the content for a fee ranging from $299.99 to $350, which could be paid using an online PayPal account referenced in the emails.
Kamala Harris KICKING ASS AND TAKING NAMES
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HELL FUCKIN YEAH
repeat after me:
- virginity is a social construct
- you don’t lose your virginity
- there’s nothing valuable or precious about virginity, it’s an imaginary concept
- virginity is inherently heterocentric
- your worth is not defined by whether or not you’ve had a dick inside you
- what you define as sex is up to you, you get to decide how many people you’ve had sex with
- the end
love how tumblr is fucking quiet about the fact we’ll most probably find out tomorrow if homosexuality is decriminalized in india or not
This is something everyone should be talking about, but I will be calling out anyone who fails to mention that this is a remnant of British imperialism. That is IMPORTANT!
This is why I love Starfire.
No. Like. This scene was really important. This douche hated her entire race and took that hatred out on Starfire. He called her slurs throughout the entire episode. And Starfire just endured it, because she knew her friends loved this guy. And when he is in trouble, about to die; she has every right to let him. But what does she do? She starts trying to help him. And even as she’s trying to save his life, he pushes her away, throwing slurs at her face. But she presses on, and ends up saving him. Do you know how important it was to see this as a kid? That no matter how much someone treats you with hatefulness and cruelty, the right thing to do when they’re in danger is to help them? That’s some powerful shit for a ‘kids show’, and don’t you dare look me in the eye and tell me that all of this is just superhero bullshit.
Fuck you OP. stop begging for money, you fucking scumbag.
what kind of scum bag does this? you’re posting this online! you’re not fucking poor! you can pay your bills! sell your fucking computer!
^Seriously! I’m FUCKING TIRED of people whining about their fucking problems. NEWS FUCKING FLASH. EVERY SINGLE LIVING PERSON ON THE FUCKING PLANET HAS ISSUES. AND MOST OF THEM ARE ABOUT MONEY. YOU’RE NOT FUCKING UNIQUE. handle your got damn problems like everyone else is.
I’m sure the 300 dollars max that they would raise from selling their computer would go a long way towards settling that 9600 dollar debt
Who’s computer costs $300? I could get $1500+ for mine…
jung must be talking ipads or some shit, even my laptop is like 8 hundred, what op take the picture with? a phone or camera, sell that shit too.
you can get throw away phones for 50 a month to call and look for work, you dont need a phone with a camera you spoiled piece of shit
boom you sell the camera/phone and get 3-400 hundred maybe, and you no longer pay 200 a month for your fancy ass phone you dont need.
net profit 600$ added to 800-1000$ you’re looking at 1600 dollars, and yeah that’s a good chunk gone right there just from looking at a single photo.
you could sell shit from your apartment, sell your blood for 150$ a week
omg this asshole is just fucking lazy and spoiled
you can seel platelets for 300$ a week!
you can sell sperm
you can sell eggs
my god! if you’re smart you dont even need a job to live comfortably!
but considering this massive debt and the fact he’s begging on the internet, op isn’t smart
You all are assholes for this one. Have you seen some of the things people ask for money for? I’ve seen people asking for donations to get breast implants or go visit long distance significant others and other shit like that. This person’s life actually depends on money that they need. Sure, they could be scamming, but if they are that is on them. Do you REALLY think that asking for money from strangers was their first plan? Do you really think that it’s not a blow to their self esteem?
Yes, everyone has trouble, yes most of it is money related, but most people’s lives aren’t on the line where it comes to lack of money, hers is.
Also, I’d LOVE to know where you’re selling your used laptop for that amount of money. My laptop cost me under $500 new. Even if you have a Mac or something that cost a fuck ton of money, you’re not going to get anywhere near those prices for it. Sell their phone? Have you ever gone on those selling websites? They offer MAYBE $50 if you have a new release phone that is in near perfect condition. Also why should someone be deprived of all comforts just because they’re lacking money. What if their main support system consists of long distance friends? What if their phone is used to send pictures of friends and family members that lifts their spirits?
Considering the fact that she has undergone surgery, do you really think that any blood bank is going to take her blood? Do you have any idea the process it is to sell eggs? They don’t just take them from anyone. Why the fuck should someone have to go through that anyway when they’re already going through so much.
This is literally one of the most disgusting, insensitive, things I’ve ever seen. If you don’t want to donate, that’s fine, I won’t be donating either because if I had the money to spare, I’d give it to people I knew personally that needed it, but there was NO reason for this.
This person is obviously going through hell at the moment and there is NO reason for you to shit all over her post and make her feel worse. It’s not that easy to get money together otherwise no one would have money problems.
There is nothing I can add to this that Kacy has not already eloquently stated.
You guys are fucking dicks for this shit. You don’t like it, fine, but you have NO right, NONE at all, to judge her for seeking every avenue she can in order to do something for her health.
After reading about how upset Martin is for all the hate Amanda gets and with series three coming nearer, I wanted to say some things.
The photos of the last slide are from the We support Amanda Abbington
I know that there is actually a only a small part of the fandom, but it’s still bad enough that these things happen.
FUCKING THANK YOU.