The Perv Behind ‘The Fappening’ Has Been Handed A Prison Sentence And It’s Comparable To The Stanford Rapist’s

The Fappening brought out the worst in us all. Back in August of 2014, a pervert engaged in a phishing scheme to obtain usernames and passwords that would eventually spark the largest celebrity hack in history, leaking nudes and other deeply personal pictures to millions. Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, Gabriel Union, and Anna Kendrick were just a few of the dozens of victims involved.

It kind of felt like the punk in middle school who crowbarred open the vending machine in the cafeteria. You and I knew it was wrong, but we love Starburst, soooo.

Well, one of the two hackers involved in the scheme has been sentenced to federal prison.

Per TMZ,

Andrew Helton got 6 months behind bars after admitting he hacked into hundreds of email accounts and jacked 161 nude and explicit images from 13 victims. Federal authorities did not specify who Helton’s victims were.

After he gets out of prison, Helton will also serve 2 years of supervised released.

The six month sentence is identical to Stanford rapist Brock Turner’s, who will likely be out after just three months for good behavior after raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster in January 2015.

36-year-old Ryan Collins of Lancaster, PA was the other culprit involved in the Fappening, but he plead guilty in a plea deal with the Feds back in March.

Pretty sure this went straight to DVD…

[h/t TMZ]

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