Revenge porn site operator sentenced to 18 years in prison

Revenge Porn

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 spend the next 18 years of his life behind bars for operating ‘yougotposted.com,’ a revenge porn site that hosted more than 10,000 sexually explicit images of 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.

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