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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Jamaican Porn-Site Extortionist Imprisoned


Accused porn-site mastermind Ronald Oates has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment.

Oates was sentenced this week in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court following an earlier guilty plea.

The 30-year-old Oates allegedly posted nude photographs of women on the Internet and is accused of extorting more than $100,000 from victims to remove the offending pictures.

When the Police arrested him several months ago he was slapped with multiple charges under the cyber crimes act and the larceny act. Oates who was arrested at his home where several computers, mobile phones, wireless modems, jump drives and telephone sim cards were seized. 

In a press conference officials of OCID stated that the arrest was made after aid was received from overseas police personnel.

According to the lawmen it said that Oates would hack into women’s email account and threaten to post nude photos of them if they did not pay him. 

It's understood that he demanded between $10,000 and $20,000 for the photos not to be posted online. 

The highest amount received from one person is $150,000, the police said. They added that the official number of women affected is 25, but the number could be in the 100s based on information unearthed when the arrest was made.