LOS ANGELES -- A man who authorities say tricked women into posing nude on the Skype Internet video service has been arrested. He then posed as the women online and persuaded their friends to send naked pictures of themselves or appear in the nude on Skype, the U. Attorney's office said in a press release."It was a horrifying, humiliating, terrible experience for these women," said Assistant U. Investigators found about 3,000 pictures of nude or semi-nude women on Kazaryan's computer. He was arrested on federal computer hacking charges and could face up to 105 years in prison if convicted on all counts. Attorney's office on Tuesday said that the FBI had arrested a 27-year-old whom it confirmed was named Karen "Gary" Kazaryan of Glendale, Calif., saying he had hacked into hundreds of women's Facebook accounts and trolled them for naked pictures. "It's a case that we take extremely seriously.""One of the women described the entire thing as like rape," Wilkison said. Attorney's office said that if the women did not take off their clothes for him on Skype, he hacked into their Facebook accounts and posted nude pictures that he already had in his possession.The alleged "sextortion" case, as federal investigators have dubbed it, dates back to 2009.
In a 22-page, criminal complaint filed in September, prosecutors said Abrahams hacked into and compromised the web cameras on his victims' computers and used them to take pictures while they were naked or undressed in the room.
Abrahams then contacted the girls or young women and threatened to post the pictures on their social media accounts unless they sent more or undressed for him on Skype, prosecutors say.
According to the criminal complaint, when one of the victims, a 17-year-old girl from Ireland, told Abrahams that she was downloading Skype to comply with his demands but asked him to "have a heart" because of her age, he responded: "I'll tell you this right now! " Mittal said that in addition to the 12 girls listed in the criminal complaint, at least one as young as 16, Abrahams hacked into the computers of some 100 to 150 other people.
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Computer science student Jared james Abrahams, 19, pleaded guilty Tuesday, Nov. District Judge James Selna, including an explanation of the crimes that were committed, in federal court in Santa Ana, Calif.
12, 2013 for hacking the computers of Miss Teen USA and other young women, secretly photographing them and threatening to post the pictures online if they didn't send him more naked photos. "I hacked several girls' computers and, using their webcams, took photos of them when they weren't aware," Abrahams said meekly.(AP) A California college student pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hacking into the webcams of teenage girls and young women, including this year's Miss Teen USA, and secretly taking nude pictures of them to use in an extortion scheme.Jared James Abrahams, a 19-year-old former high school classmate of Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf, pleaded guilty to hacking and extortion during a hearing in US District Court in Santa Ana, California.Wolf, who is also 19, came forward earlier this year to say that she had been victimised by Abrahams, whom she remembered from her high school in the community of Temecula, some 85 miles southeast of Los Angeles.Abrahams faces a maximum of 11 years in federal prison when he is sentenced in March, but a plea agreement with prosecutors calls for a term of between 27 and 33 months."He did accept responsibility for his conduct, so at this point its up to the court to decide what a fair sentence is, and both sides will have input into that process," Assistant US Attorney Vib Mittal, who prosecuted the case, said after the hearing.