Apr 042015
 
 April 4, 2015  Breaches, Court, Online, U.S.

Kelly McLaughlin reports:

Victims of a man who operated a ‘revenge porn’ website and then charged victims to remove nude images and their personal information spoke out after the man was sentenced on Friday.

Kevin Bollaert, 28, was sentenced to 18 years in state prison after he was convicted in February of 21 counts of identity theft and six counts of extortion in San Diego Superior Court for running a pair of websites that capitalized on the internet as a forum for public shaming.

A group of Bollaert’s victims were flown in from around the country to be involved in the prosecution and some have now said that they no longer feel ashamed for sending nude pictures.

Read more on The Daily Mail.

  One Response to “Victims speak out after revenge porn site operator is sentenced to 18 years”

  1. The website’s name ‘ugotposted’ already showed enough.

    This scum deserves to be put in a prison cell, but the full sentence (18 years???) is exagerated for the crime. (prolly parole after 10 years). Rapists-murderers don’t even get that long. Just look at that cop that killed the black teen ‘Trevor’ and he didn’t even have to go to jail. The extortion of these victims most likely made the punishment so extreme and the court also wants to scare clones sites like myex, theporndude,… Kevin knew it was illegal, but once you’re making tons of easy $$$ ($30.000+), it makes it harder to stop.

    Even with a nationwide revenge porn law, it isn’t going to vanish, since men share their ex material in a state of ‘anger’, but at least something can be done now, but not the damage. Once your stuff is out there, there’s no way to get it down.

    Ain’t prevention in high schools a better plan? How about educating high school students about the risks of ‘revenge porn’ in sex education class?