Revenge Porn Scumbag Gets His Comeuppance And Is Going To Jail
The man who helmed the now-defunct and vile revenge porn site isanyoneup.com pleaded guilty to a list of federal charges that includes hacking and identity theft on Wednesday.
The website that 28-year-old Hunter Moore ran posted naked photos and videos of people, many without their consent, and included links to their Facebook and Twitter accounts. Although some of the nudes Moore got were from bitter exes, he pleaded guilty to paying off Charles Evens to steal the naked photos from the victims, reported Ars Technica. What he was doing was so awful that Rolling Stone even called him "the most hated man on the internet."
Moore was nabbed by the FBI last January. The revenge porn kingpin pleaded guilty to unauthorized access to a computer, aiding and abetting unauthorized access of a computer, and identity theft. He could face up to two to five years in jail for each of the charges. However, the maximum prison sentence he can serve is seven years under the plea agreement. He's due to return to court on Feb. 25, but officials say the date could be pushed back to March.
"I'm pleased he's going to prison," said Charlotte Laws, the mother of one of Moore's alleged victims, told the L.A. Times. "I think it gives him and his followers time to grow up and get out of their mysogynistic, childish hating of women and trying to ruin their lives."
When a Times reporter previously asked Moore about people who wanted their photos taken off of isanyoneup.com, Moore said, "I understand it can hurt your reputation and your job and yadda yadda yadda."
His website inspired other guys to launch their own revenge porn sites, one of them being Kevin Bolleart's ugotposted.com. Bolleart was convicted earlier this month for extortion and identity theft, and is possibly the first conviction won against a revenge porn site operator.
In October 2013, California state passed a revenge porn law that would make it a misdemeanor to maliciously post graphic images or videos of someone with the intent to cause them emotional distress.