Here’s another sexual predator who has been anonymously sitting in AA meetings next to your daughters, sisters, aunts, friends, mothers, grandmothers.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A man accused of violating the online privacy of women by making public their intimate photos was portrayed Thursday by his lawyer as a naive, bored young person who had a drinking problem and didn’t recognize the public embarrassment he was causing.
Defence attorney Monica Lynch said her client George Bronk was immature, unemployed and killing time while he cared for his ailing parents and made a hobby of trolling women’s Facebook pages, looking for their emails and gleaning enough personal information to answer basic Internet security questions.
He would then search for nude or seminude photos and videos the women had sent to their husbands or boyfriends, and distribute the images to the contact lists of the women, authorities said.
Bronk, 23, pleaded guilty in January to charges including computer intrusion, false impersonation and possession of child pornography. The state attorney general’s office wants him to serve six years in prison. A probation officer is recommending four years behind bars.
Lynch said her client should get probation.
“He was bored and he was drinking, and his entertainment was sitting in front of his computer and doing these things,” Lynch told The Associated Press outside court. “He is gentle, and he is sweet, and I do not see him fitting into the mainstream prison population.”
Prosecutors countered that Bronk was stalking the women. He changed their email passwords to take control of their accounts, taunted some of the women in online exchanges, and coerced at least one woman into sending him more explicit photographs by threatening to distribute the pictures he already had, authorities said.
He was bored. If you’re a 23 year old guy who lives in a country where every damn thing you could ever want or ever want to know or do or achieve or explore is right in front of you, and you’re bored… you deserve to be locked up.