Joshua Jay Williamson (24) from Jacksonville
sentenced to 5 ½ years in federal prison for
extorting dozens of women on Facebook
and possession child porn

24-year-old Joshua Jay Williamson received the sentence on the 29th of November, 2012, in Jacksonville. Court documents say Williamson "hacked" in to the email and social networking site on FB of dozens of women between February 2011 and June 2011. Using the personal information he gathered, along with suggestive photos he would find online, and would then further demand the women to send him full nude and sexually explicit photos. He told them that if they did not comply, he would send provocative pictures to their email and Facebook contacts.

On May 19th, 2011 alone Williamson sent extortionate emails to about 75 women.

He attempted to hide his ID by using several IP Adresses and an anonymizer tool (like i.ex. Ghostsurf) but the Smartass should have known that he can be tracked down by authorities anyway.

Files with photos of personal information for more than 150 women were found on Williamson’s computer; 23 images and 31 videos of child pornography were also uncovered.

Williamson will spend 66 months in federal prison and further will serve 10 years of supervised release. He also has been registered as a sex offender and his CPU-Hardware were forfeited as well.

Many agencies, including the FBI, the FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) and the JSO (Jacksonville Sheriff's Office) were involved in the investigation.


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