Miss Teen USA: Cassidy Wolf's Webcam Stalker Pleads Guilty

Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 06:19 AM

By David Ogul

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
In the sextortion case of Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf, a 19-year-old man admitted Tuesday to taking over the webcams of several women, including Wolf, to download nude images of them before blackmailing them for more.

Jared James Abraham, 19, of Temecula, Calif., could spend up to 33 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to four crimes that included unauthorized access of a computer and extortion, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Editor's Note: ObamaCare Is Here. Are You Prepared?

One of his victims was Wolf, a 2012 graduate of Great Oak High School in Temecula who won the Miss Teen USA pageant this summer. She was the first victim to report the cyber hacking and sextortion plot to police.

Abrahams and Wolf were in the same graduating class, the Press-Enterprise reported. He enrolled in college and was studying computer science, according to court records.

The Press-Enterprise said Abrahams hacked into computers belonging to at least a dozen young women and used their webcams to obtain nude images of them without their knowledge. Then he got in touch with his victims using email accounts belonging to others, and threatened to post the images unless the women sent nude videos or photos, or agreed to log onto Skype and do what he demanded, court records say. Two girls disrobed.

In an email to Wolfe, a person later identified as Abrahams told the beauty queen that the consequences would be severe if she did not heed his demands. “Here’s what’s going to happen!” he wrote, according to a federal complaint obtained by the Press-Enterprise. “Either you do one of the things listed below or I upload these pics and a lot more … on all your accounts for everybody to see and your dream of being a model will be transformed into a pornstar.”

Abrahams’ attorney said his client has autism, the Times reported, but added that was not an excuse for this behavior. The paper said Abrahams was charged with changing Wolf’s Twitter account photo to a half-naked image of her. He followed that up by sending her two nude images that were taken via webcam inside her home.

The FBI raided Abrahams’ Temecula home in June, seizing computers, hardware, and more.

Abrahams admitted to hacking into 100 to 150 computers, according to the Times.

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

'Frozen': Most Popular Toy in Holiday Survey Dethrones Barbie

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 19:46 PM

Barbie has been the most popular holiday gift for more than a decade, but this year the iconic doll will have to let it  . . .

Nor'easter, Snow Threaten Northeast Travel Ahead of Thanksgiving

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 17:50 PM

The Northeast is bracing for a Nor'easter that is expected to snarl holiday travel plans on Wednesday . . .

Michael Hanline Freed After 1980 Murder Conviction Overturned

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 15:34 PM

Michael Hanline, who was convicted of murder in 1980, was released on bail Monday after prosecutors said they are no lon . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved