Man behind 'revenge porn' website with Cincinnati teacher's nude photo arrested

CINCINNATI -- A San Diego man accused of running a "revenge porn" website – a site that posted nude photos of a Cincinnati teacher – was arrested Tuesday.

The female Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy teacher resigned Monday after her photos began to spread on Internet forums and eventually to students at the private Christian university-preparatory school.

Kevin Christopher Bollaert, 27, is charged with 31 felony counts of conspiracy, identity theft and extortion, according to California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris.

According to a Reuters report , Bollaert created the website ugotposted.com, which allows anyone from across the nation to anonymously post nude or explicit photos of someone without their permission. The photos are typically obtained consensually by the poster during a prior relationship or are stolen or hacked, Harris said.

Bollaert is accused of posting more than 10,000 sexually explicit photos on the site. He also used a second site to extort victims for as much as $350 each to remove the photos, according to authorities.

“This website published intimate photos of unsuspecting victims and turned their public humiliation and betrayal into a commodity with the potential to devastate lives,” Harris said.

The Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy teacher filed a police report before her resignation, claiming her iPhone 4S was stolen.

A parent of a student at the school said she and other parents were upset after learning about the nude photos. The school serves children from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade.

"The woman is already a victim," the parent, who asked to remain anonymous, told WCPO. "But this being a Christian school, parents are upset that a teacher is even taking naked pictures and sending them to people -- and...her students are old enough to get online and Google their teacher's name and the photos come up."

The photos were posted to the Web on November 23. The teacher filed the stolen phone report on November 24.

A spokesperson for the school on Snider Road said no other details on the case will be released "out of respect for her family's privacy and due to the sensitive nature of the circumstances."

A relative of the teacher told WCPO they are working with local lawmakers to get a law passed prohibiting third parties from posting potentially damaging photos of others online.

Bollaert was released from jail late Tuesday after posting $50,000 bail. He is set to appear in court Dec. 17.

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