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

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  • hartpandrew

    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.

  • lrcole

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

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  • GL

    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.

    • AdamSteinbaugh

      lolwut

    • Will

      *you’re *you’re *you’re

  • andrews

    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.

  • kk

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