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Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf became a victim of a cyber hacker who used her webcam to take pictures of her while she undressed.
According to Daily Mail UK, the hacker, Jared James Abrahams, 19, from Temecula, Calif., surrendered to the FBI Thursday. Abrahams has been extorting dozens of other women as well. Abrahams sent anonymous e-mails to Wolf, threatening to make the pictures public unless she sent more nude pictures or videos, or called him on Skype so she could give him a "special performance."
The incident happened four months before she was crowned Miss Teen USA in August. She contacted the FBI, who immediately started an investigation.
According to E! Online, Abrahams was a student studying computer science. Investigators found pictures and hacking software in his apartment. He is now out on $50,000 bail but has been placed on house arrest.
On Friday, Wolf appeared on NBC Today where she discussed her feelings after his arrest. "It's weird for me to be able to put a face to the person who did this to me and to know that it was somebody that I went to high school with. I’m glad they were able to find who the person is, but on the other hand, it was somebody that I went to high school with. He was young, my age, and I just think it’s sad that he chose to do this and has now kind of put himself in this big dilemma. It’s mixed emotions.”
Wolf is now traveling to local schools to explain her story and to give tips on online safety.
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