'Revenge Porn' Website Operator Headed to Court in San Diego

07:04 Jan 17 2014 San Diego, CA, USA

A San Diego man accused of posting thousands of explicit photographs of women on a so-called "revenge porn" website without their consent, then extorting money from those who wanted the images removed from the Internet is scheduled to be arraigned Friday, Jan. 17.

Kevin Christopher Bollaert, 27, -- who is out of custody on $50,000 bail -- was charged last month with 31 felony counts of conspiracy, identity theft and extortion, according to the office of State Attorney General Kamala Harris.Commonly known as revenge porn, such images, generally of nude young women, typically are obtained consensually by the poster during a prior relationship, or are stolen.

Unlike other such online sites, on which those depicted in the photos are anonymous, required that posters include the subjects' full name, location, age and social-networking profile link, according to the attorney general.

Under California law, it is illegal to willfully obtain someone's personal identifying information -- including name, age and address -- for any unlawful purpose, including with the intent to "annoy" or harass.
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