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Man arrested on suspicion of uploading sex video online without victim's consent for revenge

Sergio Ortiz, 32, is shown in a mugshot. (LAPD West Valley Division)

Los Angeles Police Department detectives arrested a man Monday on suspicion of uploading videos of himself having sex with women onto the internet without their consent.

Sergio Ortiz, 32, was arrested Monday after a woman he met through an online dating site found out he had uploaded a video of them having sex onto a pornographic website. Authorities said he was charged with distributing private images of intimate body parts of another by the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office.

Police said the victim did not agree to have her image uploaded to the site and found out about it from a coworker. She suffered emotional distress and humiliation at work as well as at home among friends and family, police said.

Ortiz is said to have met the victim through an online dating website, and at some point, they agreed to have sex. The victim and Ortiz went back to his home and while they were having sex, he began recording it. The victim reluctantly agreed to the video, police said, but when they finished she asked Ortiz to delete it.

After the victim severed ties with Ortiz, police said that is when he uploaded the video onto a website.

The investigation also revealed that Ortiz is suspected of uploading additional photos and videos of other women he's had sex with onto the internet. None of the women have been identified, and it is unclear if any of them consented to having the images or videos made public online.

In 2013, Brown signed into law the "Revenge Porn" bill, which makes it a crime to post sexually explicit photos or videos of another person without their permission with the intent to cause emotional or public harm.

Anyone with more information on possible additional victims is urged to call the LAPD West Valley Division's Detective Navarro or Toosbuy at (818) 374-7713 or (818) 374-7718. During non-business hours, people may call (877) LAPD-24-7 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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