Blogger Shocked Her Online Photos Landed on Revenge Porn Site

A young mother is fighting an uphill battle to get her photos taken down, and she's not the first.
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These days lots of us post photos online for friends, family and fun but now some unscrupulous businesses are taking shared and in some cases finding unshared pictures and posting them on x-rated sites, then demanding big bucks from victims to take them down. And often there is not much law enforcement can do about it. We welcome our correspondent to "Nightline" with this report. Reporter: She has more than 3,000 photos online, charming images of craft projects and innocent pictures of herself but two weeks ago the married mother of two young kids woke up to find that her perfectly pg pics were used in a very x-rated way. I was unfewer rated and angry that people would think that person was me. Reporter: Some of the totally innocent photos had been taken and posted on a porn site next to very graphic images of what she says is someone else's body along with a list of sex acts she supposedly enjoys. That's not all, her name and the city she lives in and link to her Facebook page were there, too. She started getting bombarded with messages from strange men. You're pretty, those pictures were really interesting, I would like to get to know you more and some good considerably more graphic. Reporter: Then the second shock, she says when she went to the website to demand the pictures were removed she was led to another site with a striking offer. Pay $400 to get the photos taken down. She called that cyberextortion. Really? Like I would pay somebody $400. I mean who knows what they would have done with my credit card information? Reporter: Experts say it could happen to anyone and evenevent S like this are more common than ever. If you find your photos have been misused you can report it but basically you're on your own, there is not a place for law enforcement to step in. Reporter: The beige with the pictures has been viewed more than 75,000 times since being posted on what's known as a revenge porn site where typically a bitter ex posts risque pictures or individual Yost former lover online and in an instant the deeply intimate moment becomes ruthlessly public. Kayla found that out the hard way, a topless picture she admits is her showed up against her will all over the internet. It's embarrassing they've seen the photo of me and know what I look like topless because of that site. Reporter: Kayla says she was hacked but what she didn't know at that time was that she was just another in a long embarrassed line of women who had become victims. In Kayla's case they picked the wrong victim with the right mom. It. Was extremely difficult for the whole family, not just my daughter that was vic titimized it was the family, it impacts everybody. Reporter: She's been called the Erin brockovich of revenge porn. She was frustrate tld were not more legal protections. California enactsed one of the first laws in the nation. It cover 100% of victims, anybody who distributes a nude or topless picture without the victim's consent, that would be illegal. Reporter: Authorities are cracking down. Case in point, you got posted.com which critics claim specialized in revenge porn, run by a San Diego man. What if something did that to your sister? He was arrested on 31 felony counts of conspiracy, identity theft and extortion. Investigators say he got himself into trouble, not by simply humiliating people but charge victims $250 to $350 to remove images using e-mail sent through a website called change my reputation.com. He's pled not guilty. It's incredibly difficult for victims to find a remedy. It's difficult to get any type of civil suits to be initiated against these perpetrators because that costs a lot of money and often does bring more publicity to the images. Reporter: As Charlotte celebrates the crackdowns she knows technology is one step ahead of people love taking pictures of themselves and sharing them. The law has not kept up with technology. So many pictures on the internet, so much information out there, I don't think theres a way to curb that. Reporter: Melissa filed a complaint with the FBI but that adult website that she says is trying to extort her is registered in another country. She may have done all she can short of paying the removal fee and even then there are no guarantees. I hope they'll be taken down or the whole site women be taken down. I'm one of many women extorted on this site every day. I would hate for somebody go through what I've gone through. Reporter: I'm Mara schiavacampo in New York City. Next, who knew that taking out the trash could be so -- hot. That drawstring, so tight.

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