UK Academic Gets 32 Years in Prison for Online Abuse
UK Academic Gets 32 Years in Prison for Online Abuse. A British academic has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for extorting dozens of people.
Matthew Falder (29) forced his victims to film themselves while performing degrading and traumatizing tasks.
Among other things, it was about eating dog food and licking a toilet seat, reports British media.
The man pretended to be a female artist on the internet. He asked people for nude photos that he supposedly wanted to use when making artworks. Falder actually used these images to extort his victims. He also placed hidden cameras in public toilets.
Falder was active on the so-called dark web, where he was a member of communities where images of abuse were shared.
He eventually ran into the light after international research. The man confessed debt to 137 offenses, which involved 46 people. Some victims had tried to take their own lives.