Man who ran revenge porn site sentenced to 18 years in prison

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The first person to be convicted for operating a revenge porn site has been sentenced to 18 years in state prison, according to the California attorney general’s office

The San Diego man, Kevin Bollaert, was convicted on 27 felony counts of extortion and identity theft in February.

See also: California convicts first revenge porn site owner on 27 felony counts

“Today’s sentence makes clear there will be severe consequences for those that profit from the exploitation of victims online,” California’s Attorney General Kamal Harris said in a statement Friday. “Sitting behind a computer, committing what is essentially a cowardly and criminal act, will not shield predators from the law or jail. We will continue to be vigilant and investigate and prosecute those who commit these deplorable acts.” Read more…

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