Hunter Moore, ‘King’ of revenge porn, sentenced to 30 months in federal prison

Hunter Moore, ‘King’ of revenge porn, sentenced to 30 months in federal prison

On Wednesday, a Federal Judge in a Los Angeles court sentenced Hunter Moore -- the owner and operator of the now-defunct ‘Is Anyone Up?’ revenge porn website -- to 30 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

Imposing the prison sentence on Moore, who became infamous as the ‘King’ of revenge porn, US District Judge Dolly Gee said that Moore also owes a $2,000 fine on charges of hacking and aggravated identity theft. The judge also said that Moore will have to undergo a mental health evaluation during his term in the prison.

With regard to Moore’s sentence, the Department of Justice said that statutory maximum sentence faced was Moore was seven years, and a mandatory minimum was two years, along with a $500,000 fine.

The 30-month prison sentence which Judge Gee imposed on Moore is the result of his plea deal, with the Department of Justice, on two charges which did not have much to do with the core issues of revenge porn itself. In February, Moore pleaded guilty to one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer for obtaining information to reap private financial gain and one count of aggravated identity theft.

At Moore’s sentencing, Judge Gee told him: “You must face the consequences of your actions. Your poor judgment has caused much pain to your victims and your family.”

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