Tue | Jun 19, 2018

Alleged porn hacker granted bail

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2012 | 12:00 AM

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.


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.