Tulsa-Area Man Convicted For Running Revenge Porn Website


Friday, May 8th 2015, 4:52 pm
By: News On 6


An Oklahoma man has been convicted in California of running a website for so-called "revenge porn" and trying to extort money from victims who wanted explicit photos of themselves taken down.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said 28-year-old Casey Meyering of Sand Springs pleaded no contest on Friday to charges of extortion, attempted extortion and conspiracy.

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The attorney general's office says Meyering operated a website that encouraged visitors to post nude photos of "your ex-girlfriend, your current girlfriend, or any other girl that you might know." More than 400 images were on the site's California forum.

A Napa County woman who found photos of herself there contacted police, who paid the $250 "take down" fee the site demanded and traced it to Meyering's bank account.

The conviction is the second of its kind in California in the last year.