Hacker who extorted Miss Teen USA competitors is going to jail

Turns out duping young girls into undressing for you has consequences. 

 

Brendan O'Connor

Crime

Published Mar 18, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 3:04 pm CDT

Jared James Abrahams, 20, has been sentenced to 18 months of prison for breaking into more than two dozen young women’s computers and blackmailing them with footage he took using their hacked webcams. Abrahams plead guilty in November to one count of computer hacking and three counts of extortion.

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One of Abrahams’ victims was 19-year-old Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf. The two attended high school together.

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Abrahams ordered at least one 14-year-old to undress for him on webcam, saying, “You are going to be showing every part of you!”

According to the federal complain, an Irish 17-year-old plead with Abrahams, “Please remember I’m only 17. Have a heart.”

“I’ll tell you this right now,” Abrahams replied. “I do not have a heart.”

H/T BBC | Photo by LifeHouseDesign/Flickr (CC by 2.0)

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*First Published: Mar 18, 2014, 2:44 pm CDT