‘Revenge porn’ website creator sentenced to 18 years

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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."

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