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California man to plead guilty in sextortion case

LOS ANGELES >> A Southern California man has agreed to plead guilty in a case where he’s accused of hacking into hundreds of social media and email accounts to get women to pose naked for him.

Court records show 27-year-old Karen “Gary” Kazaryan of Glendale has agreed to plead guilty to one count each of identity theft and unauthorized access of a protected computer. He faces up to seven years in prison. Kazaryan is expected to enter his guilty plea Wednesday.

Prosecutors said Kazaryan illegally accessed the accounts and found nude photos and personal passwords that women had stored online.

He allegedly used the photos to try to coerce women into disrobing for him via Skype and threatened to post their private photos to their Facebook accounts if they refused to comply.

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