virgirm / flickr Websites that post nude pictures of adults without their permission, commonly known as “revenge p**n” sites, have recently drawn public scorn and a few lawsuits.

Now, the owner of one revenge p**n website is facing prison. Kevin Bollaert, a 27-year-old San Diego resident, was arrested today for running a website called ugotposted.com and has been charged with 31 counts of identity theft, extortion, and conspiracy.

The suspect is being held in jail on $50,000 bail. “This website published intimate photos of unsuspecting victims and turned their public humiliation and betrayal into a commodity with the potential to devastate lives,” said California Attorney General Kamala Harris in a statement about today’s arrest. “Online predators that profit from the extortion of private photos will be investigated and prosecuted for this reprehensible and illegal internet activity.” 4     

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