Tuesday, July 29, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 3 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

California man to plead guilty in sextortion case

By Associated Press


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.

 Print   Email   Comment | View 3 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
2NDC wrote:
First a "boy named Sue", now "a man named "Karen"? What's next? :-O
on July 4,2013 | 05:15PM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
Yikes! Dangerous that Facebook.
on July 4,2013 | 07:50PM
Anonymous wrote:
With this crime, and a name like "Karen", he's going to be very popular in prison.
on July 5,2013 | 12:40PM
Breaking News