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Glendale Man Allegedly Hacked Computers To Coerce Women Online To Get Naked
CBSLA.com) ^ | January 29, 2013 11:59 PM | Kristine Lazar

Posted on 01/30/2013 10:48:14 AM PST by BenLurkin

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Federal prosecutors said a 27-year-old Glendale man hacked into hundreds of social media and email accounts to coerce women online to get naked.

Karen “Gary” Kazaryan, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 15 counts of computer intrusion and 15 counts of aggravated identity theft, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracy L. Wilkison.

The suspect, who remains jailed on a $75,000 bond, could be sent to federal prison for 105 years if he’s convicted of the charges.

Kazaryan allegedly hacked into young, unsuspecting women’s computers, changed their passwords and took control of their online accounts.

“Once he was inside the accounts, he would search for naked pictures… password information…friend information. Once he had that information, he would pose as these individuals and contact their friends on Facebook, Instant Messenger and Skype and pretend to be them,” said Wilkison.

According to a federal indictment, Kazaryan would then try to persuade the women’s friends to expose themselves to him via Skype.

“If he couldn’t convince them to remove their clothing, he would then extort them. He would find their naked pictures, use naked pictures obtained on Skype, and tell them he would post those naked pictures on Skype…on Facebook,” said Wilkison.

Kazaryan supposedly targeted more than 350 women.

A search of the suspect’s laptop yielded more than 3,000 nude images. Some of the photos were of girls as young as 16.

“We probably have not identified all of them,” said Wilkison. “It was a horrifying, humiliating, terrible experience for these women. It’s a case we have taken extremely seriously.”

CBS2’s Kristine Lazar said the suspect was previously arrested for rape and drug possession, but the cases never made it to trial.

Anyone who believes they may have been victimized by Kazaryan was urged to call the FBI at (310) 477-6565


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1 posted on 01/30/2013 10:48:20 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Sad what this says about the general morals of most women today that there are nude photos of themselves stored on line in various accounts.


2 posted on 01/30/2013 10:55:45 AM PST by trapped_in_LA
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To: BenLurkin

Karen Kazaryan

3 posted on 01/30/2013 10:58:28 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: trapped_in_LA

What i find funny is that he would contact his female victims’friends and persuade THEM to get naked on cam or pictures. If my firend skyped me asking for that, i’d be a little weirded out.


4 posted on 01/30/2013 11:00:01 AM PST by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: BenLurkin

I never cease to be amazed at the vanity of women and their insatiable desire to take pictures of themselves. Ala stupid duck face, etc...

A good psychological case study would be the types of photos in men’s Facebook accounts vs. women’s.


5 posted on 01/30/2013 11:01:48 AM PST by TSgt (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They arrested Pitbull! Awesome!


6 posted on 01/30/2013 11:03:29 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: trapped_in_LA

NO kidding. If I understand this...

Some chick gets a facebook request from a friend of hers asking her to get nekkid.

Chick goes; “Ummm, like sure. Whaever.”

And then stips down.

Why am I not surprised that this actually worked?


7 posted on 01/30/2013 11:06:08 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: BenLurkin
Oh my gosh! This is just like real assault! Except that you can turn the computer off by pushing that little button.

Also it seems like a lot of work to just get nudie pictures from dumb girls. What, there wasn't already enough porn on the internet for this creep? Jeeze, he must not know where to look!

8 posted on 01/30/2013 11:09:01 AM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: BenLurkin

These women should have stuck to Polaroids.


9 posted on 01/30/2013 11:09:30 AM PST by umgud
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To: umgud

A lot of rapists and murderers got a lot less than 105 years in prison.

Not that I think he should get less, I am only pointing it out.


10 posted on 01/30/2013 11:12:46 AM PST by Venturer
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Aren’t there places on the internet you can go and pay to have women take off their clothes? Seems like a less risky approach.


11 posted on 01/30/2013 11:14:48 AM PST by stranger and pilgrim
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To: Casie

“Also it seems like a lot of work to just get nudie pictures from dumb girls. What, there wasn’t already enough porn on the internet for this creep? Jeeze, he must not know where to look!”

Ya I wondered about that too, the internet is awash with self taken photos of naked women. Why go through all this trouble just to get a few more? Probably more of a game to him to see how many stupid women there were that would do as he requested. Turns out it appears there were quite a lot.


12 posted on 01/30/2013 11:15:21 AM PST by trapped_in_LA
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To: ObozoMustGo2012
Hey OMG2012! Soooo I was just thinking maybe I should stop getting that spray tan and just go natural. Um, can you get on Skype and like... get nakid so I can see your uh... skin tone? K, thx!
[sent to you by your totally normal friend Casie]
13 posted on 01/30/2013 11:18:43 AM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: BenLurkin
"He would find their naked pictures, use naked pictures obtained on Skype, ~~~ It was a horrifying, humiliating, terrible experience for these women.

THEY put their naked pictures on the web and now THEY are humiliated! Shheeeez.

14 posted on 01/30/2013 11:21:45 AM PST by Baynative (I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I can't put it down.)
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To: trapped_in_LA

It’s a control thing spiced with control of intimacy.


15 posted on 01/30/2013 11:26:06 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: umgud

Years ago, I sent my husband (who was deployed) a topless pic of me.

Well, he was sitting in the TOC, chatting with the commander, waiting for the photo to load (back in those days it could take more than a minute for a picture to load) and all of a sudden the commander looks at my husband’s monitor with WIDE eyes.

Hubby turned his head and, yup. There I was, topless as the day I was made. Trying to raise the morale of my poor soldier.

My husband told me that, as he was desperately trying to close out the photo, his commander would NOT take his eyes off the screen until he shoved him.

Needless to say, that was the LAST time my husband ever got anything slightly riskee from me while he was deployed.

I understand why girls do it, but wisdom needs to prevail over good intentions.

(FYI, they routinely open soldier’s mail and show off panties and photos to the company while they’re standing in formation. You’re not supposed to send those things to certain countries. Period.)


16 posted on 01/30/2013 11:43:21 AM PST by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: BenLurkin
"...previously arrested for rape and drug possession, but the cases never made it to trial."

Oh, a boy of the elite named Karen--once an untouchable but no more.


17 posted on 01/30/2013 11:52:44 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Marie

A gf of mine had a female medical coworker whose husband was serving, and his squad in full gear dropped their drawers in the desert and sent a group photo back to cheer the ladies. It seemed to put a smile on her face, even as she protested all men were uncivilized baboons...mission accomplished.

This is my rifle, this is my gun, etc...lol


18 posted on 01/30/2013 12:00:03 PM PST by fattigermaster
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To: Marie

I sent home a photo once to my wife of me taking a field bath. She was having a Mary Kay party when the photo reached home. She opened it up with all the ladies present. She sold enough cosmetics that day to get one of those pink Cadillacs.


19 posted on 01/30/2013 12:00:56 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Venturer; Revolting cat!
A lot of rapists and murderers got a lot less than 105 years in prison. Not that I think he should get less, I am only pointing it out.

He must've done this to some politician/law officer's wife/relative.

20 posted on 01/30/2013 12:02:39 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: trapped_in_LA

Sad what this says about the general morals of most women today that there are nude photos of themselves stored on line in various accounts.

&&&
Yes, my thoughts, as well. Sad to say, indeed.


21 posted on 01/30/2013 12:16:03 PM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Casie

“Like, totally, Casie! I just got my a**hole bleached too, so Ill send you a picture of that too!” /sarc


22 posted on 01/30/2013 12:20:45 PM PST by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Venturer
A lot of rapists and murderers got a lot less than 105 years in prison.

He's not actually "facing" 105 years in prison. That is something reporters do-- they take every charge the guy is facing and add up the maximum penalty for each. Federal sentencing guidelines don't actually work that way.

23 posted on 01/30/2013 12:46:25 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I am glad he already picked a girls name for prison.


24 posted on 01/30/2013 1:13:18 PM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Marie

Now that’s real funny.


25 posted on 01/30/2013 1:15:11 PM PST by umgud
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

AHH so glad I wan’t drinking this bottle of water when I read that! Bwahaha! cheers!


26 posted on 01/30/2013 5:03:30 PM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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