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‘King of Revenge Porn’ to Plead Guilty; Prison Time Expected

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The man dubbed the “king of revenge porn” will plead guilty to federal computer hacking and identity theft charges for stealing nude photos from email accounts and posting them online, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

Hunter Moore, 28, operated the website Is Anyone Up? where he hacked into women’s email accounts, stole nude photos and put them online, according to court documents. In other instances, he paid others to steal the photos for him, authorities said.

Moore was charged with seven federal crimes but will plead guilty to only a handful of them, according to the plea agreement. He faces up to seven years in prison and three years of probation. He is due back in court Feb. 25 but officials said his plea probably will be pushed to March.

“I’m pleased he’s going to prison,” said Charlotte Laws, the mother of one of Moore’s alleged victims who helped prompt the FBI to examine his website. “I think it gives him and his followers time to grow up and get out of their mysogynistic, childish hating of women and trying to ruin their lives.”