LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two California men have been charged with stealing nude photos from hundreds of hacked email accounts and posting them on a website.
The FBI arrested 27-year-old Hunter Moore of Woodland and 25-year-old Charles Evans of Studio City on Thursday. Both were jailed.
A call to Evans' lawyer wasn't immediately returned.
Moore ran a now-defunct website called isanyoneup.com that posted explicit photos, including some submitted to the site without the permission of the people in them.Because of his site and various posts on his social accounts, Moore has been called the most hated man on the internet.
"Finally we have some justice coming out of this," Charlotte Laws said.
Laws' daughter was a victim of isanyoneup.com. The FBI started investigating Moore in 2012 after her photo popped up on the site.
"It was absolutely devastating for her," Laws explained. "And she'd never sent her topless picture to anyone."
A federal indictment in Los Angeles said Moore also paid Evans to hack email accounts to obtain nude photos that Moore posted on his site.
"The damage has already been done," Assistant U.S. Attorney Wendy Wu said. "There are hundreds of victims out there whose accounts were accessed."
No one answered the door at Moore's Woodland home. That is where he grew up and attended Woodland Christian School before he was expelled. Neighbors had no idea what was going on.
"It's creepy and scary," neighbor Lina Williams said.
Moore has never shied away from the limelight. He has given numerous interviews, including one on the Dr. Drew show where he defended his website.
Even as federal authorities closed in on him, Moore continued speaking out on his YouTube page.
Hours after his arrest, fans rushed to his defense on his Facebook fan page. One post read #freeourfather; #freehuntermoore was trending on twitter.
The 15-count indictment filed this week in Los Angeles includes charges of conspiracy, hacking and identity theft.
"It's good it was stopped because if he's out there it could continue and escalate," neighbor Corina Moreno added.
Moore and Evans could face up to five years in prison if convicted.