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Woodland native indicted in ‘revenge porn’ case

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From page A5 | January 24, 2014 |

A Woodland man was one of two people arrested Thursday morning for allegedly conspiring to hack into victims’ email accounts to steal nude photos for posting on a “revenge porn” website, according to officials with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento and Los Angeles.

Hunter Moore, 27, and 25-year-old Charles Evens of Studio City were arrested without incident by special agents with the FBI, which conducted the investigation, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release. Moore was scheduled to make his initial court appearance Thursday afternoon at the Robert T. Matsui federal courthouse in Sacramento.

Moore and Evens are charged in a 15-count indictment with conspiracy, seven counts of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information, and seven counts of aggravated identity theft.

According to the indictment, Moore operated the website IsAnyoneUp.com, where he posted nude or sexually explicit photos of victims, many of them self-portraits. Authorities said the pictures were submitted without the victim’s permission, for purposes of revenge.

Alongside each photo would appear the victim’s full names and cities of residence, as well as screenshots of their Facebook or Twitter accounts.

To obtain more photos for the site, Moore allegedly instructed Evens to hack into victims’ email accounts, and Evens received payments from Moore in exchange for nude photos, the indictment says. The document claims that Evens hacked into email accounts belonging to hundreds of victims.

The website was shut down in April 2012.

If convicted, Moore and Evens face up to five years in federal prison for each of the conspiracy and computer hacking counts. The charge of aggravated identity theft carries a mandatory two-year sentence to run consecutive to any other sentence imposed in the case.

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