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Calif. Jury Convicts Revenge Porn Website Operator

A California criminal court found the owner of a website that featured nude pictures of women without their consent guilty of charges that could land him in prison for as long as 20 years. So reports the Associated Press.

The defendant, Kevin Bollaert, owned and operated ugotposted.com, a now-defunct website that published “revenge porn”—photographs of naked people, usually women, that were submitted by the subjects’ former paramours without the subjects’ permission.

Prosecutors said that—by operating another now-defunct website, changemyreputation.com—Bollaert earned tens of thousands of dollars by charging victims up to $350 to have their images removed from ugotposted.com. His conviction for identity theft and extortion is the first in the United States for a revenge porn website operator.

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