Two men have been arrested in California for stealing naked phots to post on their revenge porn website.

The U.S. authorities made the arrest following an FBI investigation, where it was discovered that the men were hacking in to email accounts, stealing the photos and then loading them on to the site without the victim’s permission.

Revenge Porn Site Owners Arrested For Theft Of Naked Photos

Hunter Moore, 27 and Charles Evens, 24, are charged with conspiracy, unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information and aggravated identity theft.

The court documents show that the website belonged to Mr Moore. He is said to have paid Mr Evens to hack in to email accounts in order to obtain the hundreds of naked photos for the website.

Hunter Moore

This isn’t the first time that Mr Moore has had a brush with the law. Back in March he was ordered to pay $250,000 in damages as a result of a civil lawsuit, where he was accused of making false claims against James McGibney, chief executive to an anti-bullying website.

If found guilty of these latest charges relating to the revenge porn website, then Mr Moore and Mr Evens could face decades in prison.

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SOURCE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25872322