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Revenge Porn Site Operator "Kevin Bollaert" Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison

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  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    yet the guys who posted the pix get away... :batman:

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    If you think that posting nude pictures of your ex is somehow an acceptable response to your breakup, take a lesson from Kevin Bollaert. He's been sentenced to 18 years behind bars (he could be eligible for parole after 10) for operating 'yougotposted.com,' a revenge porn site that hosted more than 10,000 sexually explicit images of women posted without their knowledge or consent.

    Bollaert's case marked the first conviction of a porn site operator. He ran the site for three years, between 2010 and 2013, and reportedly supplemented his primary site's income by charging people $350. to have their images taken down.

    As such, a California court convicted him on both identity theft and extortion charges, which carried a combined maximum of 20 years in prison, and subsequently handed down an 18 year sentence along with a $10,000. fine.

    Despite testimony from his mother that he (magically) had a change of heart since being arrested and wished "he never made the website" -- not to mention Bollaert's own emotional breakdown in court on Friday -- the judge remained unimpressed. He is expected to begin serving his term immediately.

    http://www.engadget.com/2015/04/03/revenge-porn-site-operator-sentenced-to-18-years-in-prison/
     
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    Taking someone's freedom away for something so petty is disgusting.
     
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  3. DonnieBrasco

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    MUURICA, in my country you would have to go on a killing spree to get that sentence.

    Disgusting that you can get 18 years in prison for whatever you can do behind a computer screen, unless you hack a nuclear plan and overheat the reactor until it explodes i dont see something what would justify 18 years of prison.
     
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  4. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    What were the ID theft charges over? It never mentioned in any of the articles I've read so far. The extortion charge is obvious.
     
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    Well so much for getting started in that niche then
     
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  6. Resolution10

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    In my country, you'd get up to 3-4 years even if you went on a killing spree.
     
  7. DonnieBrasco

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    Must be one hell of a banana country, mind asking where do you live?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_López_(serial_killer)

    That guy killed over 300 young girls/women and got nearly the same sentence, strange world.
     
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    I think the ID theft charges are from him posting personal info about the women and linking to their social network profiles. What a shitty thing to do.

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/03/us/califomia-revenge-porn-sentence/index.html
     
  9. Capo Dei Capi

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    From Wikipedia:
    So killing 300 people doesn't make someone insane, wtf.
     
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    I glanced over the CA penal code on it, but couldn't find anything on just realeasing publicly available information. It could have been something to do with how he was extorting the women.

    http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=pen&group=00001-01000&file=528-539
     
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    You know, he was cured, like the gay people a few decades ago got cured of their homosexuality.

    Lopez would be a hilarious case if it wouldnt be for the 300 dead people.
     
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    it's all in the context.
     
  13. DonnieBrasco

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    Although its never ok to kill someone i would rather prefer to sit in a room with a soldier who killed 300 people then with a psychopath who killed 300 young women and children just for the sake of killing.
     
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    Well technically if someone went and killed 300 women and children on purpose they would now get war crime charges and get life in prison.
     
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    now there's a lesson for me, never gonna do porn sites. :p
     
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    Just don't extort people and you'll be fine and do it for the money not to humiliate people.
     
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    How is extortion behind a computer any different than extortion in real life?
     
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    You have to think about it tho, extortion is something America does not take lightly since the mobster days. If people only got 2-5 years for extortion im sure it would be way more common.

    You also have to remember if you do good in jail you only serve half your sentence so that 2-5 would be 1-2.5

    I agree that its a long sentence but I also see why its so long.

    And why would he charge someone to take down the pic? Some many other ways to make money and stay out of trouble.
     
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    I can't imagine a world without porn sites :p
     
  20. Resolution10

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    It's a well civilized (nuff said) country in good ol Europe. You easily get away if you have the resources and the right connections to pay out for your freedom, no matter what you did. Actually, the more bananas you have the further you are from even getting into court. So yeah, it's a hell of a banana country.