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Owner of ‘revenge porn’ website sentenced to 18 years; victims address the court

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SAN DIEGO (KSWB-TV) — A man who posted thousands of nude and sexually explicit photos of women provided by their ex-lovers on his “revenge porn” website was sentenced Friday to 18 years in state prison.

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

In addition to his initial “revenge porn” site, Bollaert set up a second website where victims had to pay up to $350 to get the photos taken down from the first one.

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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5 comments

      • Angel

        The name of this guy’s website ‘ugotposted’ already made it clear, what his intentions were.

        The guy does deserve some time behind bars, but the full 18 years is too long (parole after 10 years). I think that most violent crimes(rapists) get away with way less, unless I got it wrong. I guess that the extortion of the victims made his sentence so long and most likely they also want to prevent other sites like myex, http://theporndude.com/,… to continue their website, since the guy earned easy money with his ‘business scheme’.

        Revenge porn is not going to go away by approving a new law, since ex-boyfriends post pictures/videos in an act of ‘rage’, but it’s nice that future victims can take it to court from now on, although once something is posted online, good luck trying to get it 100 % removed.

        It would be better to do something about prevention in schools. How about educating students about this in sex education class? If girls know about the consequences of sending themselves naked, then maybe they won’t do it?