‘Revenge Porn King’ Charged in Nude-Photo Hacking Scheme

Two men were arrested Thursday for allegedly conspiring to hack into email accounts to steal nude photos that were later posted on the “revenge porn” website isanyoneup.com, federal officials said.

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Hunter Moore and another man are accused of hacking into hundreds of e-mail accounts to steal nude photos that were late posted on Moore’s ‘revenge porn’ website. (Credit: CNN)

Hunter Moore, 27, of Woodland, who operated the website, and Charles Evens, 25, of Studio City, were charged in a 15-count indictment with conspiracy, unauthorized access to a protected computer and aggravated identity theft, according to a news release from the United States Attorney’s Office.

According to the indictment, Moore paid Evens to hack into the accounts of hundreds of victims to obtain nude or sexually explicit photos. Prosecutors allege those photos were later posted by Moore on his website, the release stated.

Evens pleaded not guilty Thursday and was released on bail after surrendering his passport. He was due back in court March 25.

The Studio City man left the courthouse Thursday evening with his parents. When asked about the charges against him Evens responded, “no comment.”

Moore did not enter a plea during a court appearance Thursday in Sacramento, U.S. attorney’s spokesman Thom Mrozek told the San Francisco Chronicle.

Former private investigator Charlotte Laws said she began investigating Moore several years ago after discovering her daughter was one of his victims.

“She had taken the pictures alone in her room with her cell phone… and then sent them through her email to get them to her computer,” Laws said.

According to Laws, her daughter never sent the pictures to anyone, yet somehow they ended up on Moore’s website.

Laws eventually handed over her findings to the FBI.

If convicted, Moore and Evens faced 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, authorities said.


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