Revenge-porn website operator convicted in San Diego of conspiracy, ID theft and extortion

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A San Diego man charged with running a revenge-porn site where people posted nude pictures of their exes has been convicted of more than two dozen felony charges.

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Kevin Bollaert was found guilty Monday of identity theft and extortion.

It's one of the first convictions under a new California law that outlawed revenge porn.

Authorities say Bollaert ran a website where people posted explicit images of their ex-lovers and their names and hometowns without consent, and a second website the victims could contact to have the images removed — for a fee of up to $350.

Authorities say Bollaert made tens of thousands of dollars.

In court, Bollaert's lawyer, Emily Rose-Weber, argued that the business may have been immoral, but it wasn't illegal.