Temecula Man Agrees To Plea Agreement In Sextortion Case
SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com/AP) — A Temecula college freshman accused in a “sextortion”scheme pleaded guilty Tuesday in a plea agreement.
Jared Abrahams, 19, reportedly signed an agreement Oct. 22 agreeing to plead guilty to hacking into computers and hijacking the web cameras of several women, including current Miss Teen USA, Cassidy Wolf.
His alleged victims include women and girls in the United States, Canada, Moldova and Russia.
Abrahams reportedly told the victims he would distribute nude photos of them if they did not meet his demands, which included having online video conversations with him or sending him lewd photos.
In the plea agreement, Abrahams agreed to disclose security passwords and activity involving the internet to his probation officer and was barred from contacting any victims involved in the case, among other factors.
He face more than two years in prison, three years of probation and $1 million in fines when sentenced on March 17.
Abrahams is free on bond.
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