MUGSHOTS ONLINE Lawsuit Filed Over Website That Features Mugshots
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Jan. 7, 2013 8:22 AM EST
Updated: Jan. 7, 2013 10:47 AM EST
EYEWITNESS ONLINE WEBCAST VIDEO C L I C K T O P L A Y
, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
A lawsuit has been filed over mugshot websites. The website wvjails.info is just one online site that has recently come under scrutiny. A lawyer from Ohio has filed a class-action lawsuit over the site.
The site displays mugshots from all jails and prisons statewide. If your picture is on the site, you have to pay about $50 to get it removed.
According to an article in the Charleston Gazette, the lawyer said the practice "amounts to . . . fraud and extortion."
This website is registered to Jason Watson of Clarksburg, and is now under investigation by the Better Business Bureau.
Service planned after man dies day after wedding May 25, 2013 4:01 AM EDT A memorial service is planned for a newly married Detroit-area youth minister who was killed in a traffic accident as he and his wife were en route to their honeymoon in Myrtle Beach, S.C.