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SAN DIEGO -- A man who posted thousands of nude and sexually explicit photos of women on his website without their permission, then set up a second website where victims had to pay up to $350 to get the photos taken down, has been sentenced to 18 years in state prison.

Kevin Bollaert, 28, was convicted in February on 27 felony counts of extortion and identity theft.

Several women testified they were embarrassed and humiliated when their private nude photos and personal identifying information turned up on a now-defunct website called "yougotposted.com.”

Authorities said Bollaert allowed users to upload 10,170 private explicit photographs anonymously to ``yougotposted.com'' between December 2012 and September 2013.

Unlike other “revenge porn" sites, “yougotposted.com" prompted users to also share personal identifying information about the subject in the photo, including name, age and address, according to prosecutors.

Defense attorney Emily Rose-Weber said Bollaert committed "moral transgressions'' but shouldn't be held legally responsible for the sexually explicit photos being submitted to his website. His sister website was named “ChangeMyReputation.com."

5 comments

  • Ron

    Kill someone and get less time….wtf is wrong with the Syatem, and Sharpton is still NOT in Prison!!!

    • John J. Jones

      He should have gotten 18 years for each person he tried to extort. Who cares about Sharpton, he’s insignificant.

      • Angel

        The domain name of this guy ‘yougotposted’ already made the intention of the website pretty obvious.

        The guy does deserve a long stay in prison, but the full 18 years is too long, not? (parole after 10 years) I think that most rapists/murderers get out after way less, unless I got it wrong. I guess that the extortion of the victims made the sentence so harsh and most likely they also want to send prevent copycats like myex, http://theporndude.com/,… to continue their website, since the guy made a lot of money with his ‘business scheme’.

        Revenge porn is always going to happen in some form, since ex-boyfriends upload pictures in an act of ‘rage’ , but it’s nice that future victims can take it to court now, although once something is posted online, good luck trying to get it removed.

        It would be better to encourage prevention in school. How about informing students about this in sex education class? If girls are aware about the consequences of mailing naked pictures to their boyfriend, then they won’t be traumatized for the rest of their life.

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