TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- A man who admitted to hacking into dozens of women's online accounts and then using their photographs to create pornography has pleaded guilty.
31-year-old Michael Rubens was charged with cyberstalking, unauthorized access to a protected computer, and aggravated identity theft. Rubens engaged in most of the conduct from his residence in Tallahassee.
Investigator said they found the pornographic pictures that Rubens created on social media websites and on a revenge pornography website that was recently shut down by the FBI.
Court records show that Rubens’ victims included an employee of a local restaurant he frequented, an out-of-town colleague, an acquaintance in his office building, clients of the defendant’s employer, a former girlfriend and her colleagues, high school classmates, and the victims’ relatives or friends.
According to authorities, Rubens’ computer searches focused on finding the victims’ personal identifying information, such as past addresses, family information, and other personal data that could be used to answer security questions.
Rubens is scheduled to be sentenced on February 25th. For each of the 12 counts of cyberstalking and unauthorized access to a protected computer, Rubens faces a maximum of five years in prison. For the aggravated identity theft charge, he faces a mandatory two years in prison.