CA man faces revenge porn, extortion charges

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A San Diego man faces charges of operating a website that let people anonymously post explicit photographs of others, then extorting hundreds of dollars from the victims to remove the photographs.

California Department of Justice agents arrested Kevin Christopher Bollaert on Tuesday.

Bollaert, who is 27, is charged with 31 felony counts of conspiracy, identity theft and extortion. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.

The Justice Department says Bollaert created the so-called “revenge porn” website ugotposted.com a year ago.

The victims were identified by name, age and other information, leading to the identity theft allegations.

The department says Bollaert then charged victims up to $350 to remove the images.

He was being held in San Diego County jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.
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