Hunter Moore

Guys Behind Revenge Porn Case Headed To Jail

Are you familiar with the names Charles Evens and Hunter Moore? You should be, as they are the two men who will now do time for a major hacking/blackmail case that falls under the heading of revenge porn. Charles Evens has already been sentenced, and Hunter Moore will be sentenced after the Thanksgiving holiday for crimes related to their revenge porn scheme.

LA Weekly has offered up the details of the case and says women everywhere should rejoice that these two are off the streets. Evens hacked into 300 email accounts and extracted private nude images from strangers. Then there is Hunter Moore, who masterminded the revenge porn website Is Anyone Up? Women begged these men to take their stolen images down from the web, but the pleas fell on deaf ears, and now Evens and Moore will pay. After admitting guilt, when questioned about how the use of these stolen images could harm the women in question when used as revenge porn, Moore answered nonchalantly.

“I understand it can hurt your reputation and your job and yadda yadda yadda.”

And Evens, who has already been sentenced to two years, was only paid $200 a week to illegally procure private photos from the email accounts of women for Moore’s revenge porn site. The victims lost jobs and were subjected to cruel and inhumane cyber taunts, and they eventually feared for their safety.

The Los Angeles Times reported on the sentencing of Charles Evens to two years of federal prison time after pleading guilty to charges of identity theft and computer hacking.

“The Studio City resident confessed to breaking into the email accounts of hundreds of women, obtaining nude photos and selling the images to another man, Hunter Moore, federal prosecutors said.”

Both Moore and Evens dealt in what is called revenge porn. But what is revenge porn?

“Both men dealt in what is often referred to as revenge porn, in which naked or sexually graphic photos are passed along by those wishing to shame former spouses or lovers.”

The indictment was damning, as it included an email from Moore to Evens requesting as many nude pictures as possible for the revenge porn site Is Anyone Up? In the filing, the victims were anonymous, but many wanted to be heard, waving their privacy.

“The investigation into the duo was triggered by Charlotte Laws, the mother of one of Moore’s alleged victims who came forward to authorities after she discovered that her daughter’s photos were posted on the site. Moore and Evens were arrested in January 2014.”

Last month, attorney general Kamala Harris launched a website to help the victims of revenge porn delete the unauthorized images from these websites.

Rolling Stone reported on Hunter Moore’s guilty plea for hacking and identity theft associated with revenge porn.

“Hunter Moore, the former proprietor of revenge-porn website IsAnybodyUp.com who Rolling Stone dubbed ‘the Most Hated Man on the Internet,’ pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft and aiding and abetting in the unauthorized access of a computer. In addition to his mandatory prison sentence, Moore also agreed to a three-year period of supervised probation, a minimum $500,000 fine and an order that he delete all the data on his seized computers, Ars Technica reports.”

The FBI arrested Moore and Evens and indicted both on the revenge porn scheme that Moore masterminded while Evens did the grunt work.

Do you think two years in prison is enough for the men who carried out a revenge porn scheme and ruined the lives of hundreds of women?

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