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FELONY ARREST FOR PORN ENTREPRENEUR

January 24, 2014

Ten Thousand One Hundred Seventy.

That’s how many photos Kevin Bollaert published on revenge porn site ugotposted.com.

Two thousand.

That’s how many emails Kevin Bollaert received demanding he remove photographs and personal information including addresses and phone numbers. One victim said, “Please help! I am scared for my life!” Instead of complying with these requests, Mr. Bollaert created another web site, changemyreputation.com. Through this, he would remove a victim’s content. For a fee.

“[A]t the beginning, it was fun and entertaining, but now it’s just like ruining my life.”  This, coming from Bollaert himself.  So let’s get this straight:  The guy has a business plan aimed at ruining lives.  He succeeds at ruining lives.  He then has to hear about those ruined lives from the people with said ruined lives and it turns out he doesn’t like hearing about it.  Too dang good at his job?!

Mr. Bollaert generated over $10,000 from changemyreputation.com.  He also got himself arrested. On December 10th, a warrant was filed against the revenge porn entrepreneur, citing 31 counts of identity theft insofar as he willfully and unlawfully obtained and published nude photographs in conjunction with the victims’ names, Facebook accounts or other personal identifying information, and used that information to incite viewers to harass and annoy, enabling him to extort funds from the desperate victims.  His actions are considered a felony in California, currently one of only two states (the other is New Jersey) with anti-revenge porn laws.