Erika Martin reports:
A Los Angeles man who formerly worked as a NASA contractor was sentenced on Monday to four years and nine months in federal prison for hacking into women’s computers and online accounts, then blackmailing them with information and nude photos, prosecutors said.
Richard Gregory Bauer, 28, knew the women he targeted but threatened and harassed them anonymously, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California said in a news release.
He pleaded guilty last October to federal charges of stalking, computer hacking and aggravated identity theft.
U.S. District Judge John F. Walter, who sentenced Bauer, called the crimes “disgusting and harmful.”
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