Casey E. Meyering of Tulsa was arrested and charged with five felony counts stemming from allegedly blackmailing women to have their nude and sexually explicit photographs removed from his former website Winbystate.com.
Kamala D. Harris, California State Attorney General announced his arrest of Meyering, the website owner and operator on Feb 15th according to The LA Times.
The press release from Attorney General stated Meyering “facilitated the posting of more than 400 sexually explicit photos of Californians and extorted victims for as much as $250 each to remove the illicit content.”
Meyering encouraged men in various states to “post pictures of women they use to date or former girlfriends.” The images on such revenge porn sites come from men who submit sexually explicit images of former girlfriends after they break up.
“This behavior is the very definition of predatory and this website made a game out of humiliating victims for profit,” Attorney General Harris said.
Women who wanted their images removed were required to pay $250 dollars to a bogus account traced back to Meyering.
The law enforcement agencies involved in this arrest include Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety, the Tulsa Police Department, and the California Attorney General eCrime Unit.
Meyering was arrested in Tulsa and is now resisting his extradition back to California where he was charged.