“Revenge porn” creep Hunter Moore indicted on federal charges

“We’re ecstatic,” said one anti-revenge porn activist whose daughter was victimized by Moore

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"Revenge porn" creep Hunter Moore indicted on federal charges Hunter Moore (Credit: Nate "Igor" Smith)

The proprietor of the “revenge porn” website Is Anyone Up has been indicted on federal charges of “conspiracy, seven counts of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information and seven counts of aggravated identity theft,” according to an indictment announced Thursday by an official at the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles.

As Time reports, Hunter Moore was indicted in addition to a man named Charles “Gary” Evens, who Moore paid to break into the email accounts of victims and steal nude photos to post to his website against his victims’ will.

“We’re ecstatic,” said anti-revenge porn activist Charlotte Laws, whose daughter is one of the victims listed in the indictment. “We’re super pleased that the FBI have brought this to fruition. I’ve talked to several of the victims and they are extremely pleased and I know all the victims are going to feel happy and they are going to feel that finally justice is being served.”

More on the case here.

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at kmcdonough@salon.com.

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