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Alleged porn hacker granted bail

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2012

The man believed to be behind the Jamaican Girls Exposed website, where explicit photographs hacked from victims' computers and other electronic devices were posted on the Internet, was yesterday granted $500,000 bail.

It is alleged that Ronald Oates also extorted money from persons whose photographs he threatened to post on the Internet.

As a condition of his bail, he was ordered to stay away from computers, the Internet and high-tech mobile telephones.

CURFEW ORDER

Resident Magistrate Georgianna Fraser also imposed a curfew order between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.

In addition, Oates was ordered to report daily to the Rollingon Town Police between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

He was also ordered to surrender his travel documents and a stop order was placed on him.

Oates, who is represented by attorney-at-law Zara Lewis, is scheduled to return to the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on October 16.

He is charged with offences under the Cybercrimes Act and the Larceny Act.

crystal.harrison@gleanerjm.com