- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - An Oklahoma man has been sentenced to three years in jail after his California conviction for trying to extort money from people who wanted explicit photos removed from a so-called “revenge porn” website.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris says 28-year-old Casey Meyering of Tulsa was sentenced Monday. He pleaded no contest last month to extortion, attempted extortion and conspiracy.

Harris’ office says Meyering operated Winbystate.com. The website solicited visitors to anonymously post nude photographs of individuals without their permission.

The site’s California forum had more than 400 postings, including one of a Napa County woman who paid a $250 “take down” fee.

Earlier this year a San Diego man, Kevin Bollaert, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for operating a similar website.



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