Revenge pornography site convict sentenced to a puny 18 years in prison
San Diegan was convicted in historic prosecution of revenge porn
SAN DIEGO — A notorious peddler of revenge pornography got slightly more than a slap on the wrist on Friday.
Kevin Bollaert, who will turn 29 on June 27 and was found guilty of posting more than 10,000 sexually explicit photos of at least sixteen (16) women to his so-called “revenge porn” website in February, was jailed for at least ten years and as many as – get this, ladies – 18 years.
The women damaged by his sites, YouGotPosted.com and ChangeMyReputation.com, spent all day from 9:00 to the time the sentencing phase of the trial concluded, giving testimony about how their lives were destroyed by Mr. Bollaert’s actions. Some of the women actually contemplated suicide because their nude photos were on Mr. Bollaert’s web page and they had to pay an exorbitant amount of cash – sometimes well above $1,000.00 per photo – to have all of their photos removed from the rogue site.
“It’s just broken me on a level that’s not describable,” one victim told the court. “The only thing I have left is shame and anger.”
Another explained how she is haunted by her photos being made public, saying, “If someone looks at me? Are they remembering me?” She also described her experience as a daily struggle.
A third victim said she has a hard time acknowledging Mr. Bollaert as a human being.
He must also pay $10,000.00 in restitution, or approximately $1.00 per photo that was on the defunct sites.
Ohio woman stabs boyfriend over salsa
AKRON, Ohio — A Summit County woman was arrested for stabbing her boyfriend after he allegedly hogged up the salsa.
According to the Akron Police Office, a 61-year-old man and his 50-year-old girlfriend got into a fight over who was the salsa hog. At some point, the suspect stabbed the victim in the midsection with a ballpoint pen.
She then walked over to the television and was going to knock it on the floor. As he grabbed the television, she walked into the kitchen and grabbed a knife and proceeded to cut him in the stomach.
That’s when deputies say the suspect ran out and drove off in a vehicle before they arrived, all while they tended to the victim and helped get him to a local hospital to treat his domestic violence injuries.
Phyllis D. Jefferson, 50, was stopped later on Interstate 77, just south of Ohio Route 224. After brief questioning, she was arrested and charged with felonious assault on a male and criminal damaging and booked into the Summit County Jail.
Man sentenced up to 36 years in jail for rape
WASHINGTON, Pa. — A man will spend 18 to 36 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to repeatedly raping a woman in front of her two young children in her western Pennsylvania home 17 months ago.
Darius Duncan, 22, was sentenced Thursday after he decided to plead guilty to rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, corruption of minors and numerous other charges.
Seventeen months ago, cops said Mr. Duncan forced his way into the victim’s residence. He then proceeded to beat her mercilessly until she was unconscious.
While she was unconscious, he raped her repeatedly. He kept raping her in that state until the victim tried to fight off Mr. Duncan. That resulted in her being punched in the face, tied up, and blindfolded by Mr. Duncan, who then carried her to a bedroom. That’s where he continued the rape, off and on, while her two children, ages 1 and 2, were present.