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Convicted operator of revenge porn website sentenced to 18 years in prison

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In what is being called a historic ruling, a San Diego judge sentenced a revenge porn website operator to 18 years in prison today, The Daily Dot reports. Back in February, Kevin Bollaert was found guilty on 21 counts of identity theft and six counts of extortion for his operation of the website UGotPosted, which was active during 2012 and 2013.

Bollaert will also pay $10,000 in restitution

The website allowed users to anonymously post private photos without the subjects' knowledge or consent. Bollaert also ran a separate website that charged victims up to $350 to remove photos from UGotPosted.

Although this is the largest conviction of its kind nationwide, California has previously sent a man to jail for posting nude photos of his ex on Facebook.

Bollaert was also ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution to his victims, The Daily Dot reports. He is expected to begin serving his term immediately.