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Mom's innocent photos end up on 'revenge porn' site

Blogger's Innocent Photos Stolen and Posted on Porn Site
A married Utah mother of two was shocked to discover pictures from her blog had been stolen and put on a porn website.



Melissa Esplin posts many photos of herself on her arts and crafts blog. The photos are innocent. She creates outfits and then models them.

"Good Morning America" says Esplin woke up one day to discover not only had her pictures been stolen and put on an unnamed porn site, but they were placed next to very graphic images of a woman's body.

'It infuriated me and sort of sent me into a panic. I was angry that people would think that that person was me.'

But the porn site took things a step further, posting Esplin's name, where she lives, her age and even a link to her Facebook profile.

Esplin wrote about the discovery on her blog, saying: 'There were tears. Sobs, even. It felt personal and the violation was real. Like the creepy slime from perverted individuals was closing in on me. In my own home.'

Esplin says she soon started getting propositioned for sex by men who messaged her through Facebook. KSL-TV reports Esplin contacted the site to get her photos taken down. But there was a catch.

'To remove it she had to pay $400. To top it off, the porn site itself says it does not entertain removal requests.'

Esplin did alert the local branch of the FBI's cyber crime unit about the situation. She tells KSL-TV despite this incident, she plans to keep blogging because it's her passion.

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