Casey E. Meyering of Tulsa, OK Arrested in Connection With Revenge Porn Site ‘WinByState’

Casey Meyering booking photo

Casey Meyering’s booking photo, courtesy KTVU.

Casey E. Meyering was arrested yesterday in Tulsa, Oklahoma in connection with his revenge porn site ‘WinByState’.  Meyering faces five counts of extortion in California for requiring victims of his website to pay $250 to have nude photos removed from his website.  Meyering utilized a website, “TakedownHammer.info,” to create the impression that money was being sent to an independent company, as opposed to the owner of the revenge porn site.

I exposed Meyering’s fraudulent practice in June.  The Los Angeles Times reports that Meyering is resisting extradition to California.  Per his arrest report, below, Meyering was found in a Tulsa hotel room and resisted arrest.

Meyering was previously known in Tulsa as the drummer of local band FM Pilots.  Reached for comment, the band says:

None of us knew about his involvement in revenge porn. He was terminated for other reasons. This is all very big shock. He hasn’t been playing for quite some time.

Meyering is the second revenge porn site owner to face extortion charges in California.   Kevin Bollaert, who operated YouGotPosted, was arrested on thirty-one felony counts in December and is awaiting trial.  Revenge porn kingpin Hunter Moore was arrested on federal ‘hacking’ charges in January. Nobody, including Meyering, has been charged under California’s new revenge porn law, at least in part because the Communications Decency Act prohibits many state-level criminal charges against website owners.

Meyering’s arrest demonstrates that the California Attorney General’s office is serious about pursuing extortionate revenge porn site owners — Bollaert’s arrest was not a one-off.  It also shows that California authorities are happy to travel across the country to seek out their targets.

A source familiar with Meyering told me over the summer:

He has seen your blog… and said any publicity is good publicity.

I guess not.  Updates as this story develops.  Meyering’s arrest report is below.

Casey Meyering Arrest Report

16 comments

  1. […] (February 14, 2014): Meyering has been arrested in Tulsa, Oklahoma on five felony counts of extortion in […]

  2. hartpandrew says:

    Hats off to you Adam. Really admire how you stick with these cases. Growing belief that California’s new law may not be the tool best suited for the task before us, but rather law enforcement with more gusto. Gusto fueled by people who stick on these cases, pointing out the injustice being done by some guy playing power chords in band in another state.

  3. lrcole says:

    Adam you and I spoke over the summer last year for this circumstance.
    May i contact you again?

  4. […] legislation specifically targeting revenge porn. One of the revenge porn site owners was recently arrested in Oklahoma for extortion as well. Another method that revenge porn sites rely on is hacking people’s cell phones to get their […]

  5. GL says:

    Your like a doctor who goes into cosmetic plastic surgery.

    Of course being a Jew, your mostly like moonlighting as a white knight to get girls. Usuary is in your genes after all.

    Or maybe your just an internet lawyer.

    “Meyering’s arrest demonstrates that the California Attorney General’s office is serious about pursuing extortionate revenge porn site owners”

    It’s a nasty thing for sure, but in the scheme of things… hahaha well that’s California.

  6. andrews says:

    It looks to me like ordinary extortion charges would work, no need for “revenge porn” laws or other new developments in the law. Of course it is hard to stop legislators from legislating; you rarely see statute books getting thinner. Or better.

  7. kk says:

    Dirty little bastard FINALLY GETS WHAT HE DESERVES!!!!!! There really is a God. I’m sooo loving this!!!!!!!!!!

  8. deancollins says:

    So basically if you are going to run a revenge porn site…..incorporate offshore. locate servers offshore.
    Incorporate a “software support” company located in the USA that has a contract with the offshore incorporation.
    Pay yourself as an employee of the USA based contracting firm.
    Problem solved…….

  9. […] copycats of Brittain’s scheme — including one who copied, name and all, the “Takedown Hammer” website — have since been indicted in California for extortion.  One, Kevin Bollaert, is currently […]

  10. […] a scheme identical to that of Craig Brittain, who reached a settlement with the FTC last week, also faces trial in California on extortion charges.  Hunter Moore, the progenitor of so-called “revenge porn” sites, faces trial in March […]

  11. […] which exist solely to allow people to post nude photos to harm another) have been convicted, will likely be convicted in the next few weeks, accepted plea agreements resulting in prison time, or settled with federal authorities.  While […]

  12. […] Meyering was arrested in February of 2014 1, he was found in a Tulsa hotel room, drunk.  He subsequently told the court he was homeless, […]

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