Feb 022015
 
 February 2, 2015  Breaches, Court, Online

KFMB reports:

A man accused of posting thousands of nude photos of women on a so-called “revenge porn” website without their permission, then extorting money from those who wanted the images taken down, was convicted Monday of extortion and identity theft.

Kevin Bollaert, 28, faces up to 24 years in prison. His sentencing date has not been set.

Twenty-six people were named as victims in the case, and a number of women testified that they were embarrassed and humiliated when their private nude photos and personal identifying information turned up on a website called “yougotposted.com.”

Read more on KFMB.  KPBS has additional details, but neither report explains how any of this was identity theft.  But because Bollaert’s site required that the submitter provide the victim’s name, age and other information, he was charged with wilfully and unlawfully obtaining identity information.

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