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Social Media Revenge Porn

Written by Michael Coyle on 16 September 2016

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Its a huge problem in the US and probably coming to a UK in the next few years. 

Kevin Bollaert thought up an even better money-making revenge porn scheme: extortion. First, the 28-year-old from San Diego published more than 10,000 nude photos on his site YouGotPosted and linked them to the women’s social media accounts. When victims demanded their photos be removed, Bollaert directed them toward another site he owned, ChangeMyReputation, where he charged $300 or more to have images expunged.

Last February, Kevin Bollaert was convicted on 27 felony counts of identity theft and extortion and sentenced to 18 years in prison. Other troll sites that you may be aware of include TheDirty, ShesAHomewrecker, DatingPsychos, DeadbeatDirectory and BadBoyReport, its all very depressng. 

The CPS has produced guidelines - and these can be accessed here:-

http://www.cps.gov.uk/consultations/social_media_consultation_2016.html

See also our article on Norwich Pharmacal Orders here 

http://www.lawdit.co.uk/reading-room/norwich-pharmacal-a-guide

 

 

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