A 19-year-old man who pleaded guilty Tuesday to a "sextortion" scheme involving naked photos and videos of at least a dozen women, including
The guilty plea comes less than two months after the family of Temecula college freshman
"We are not looking to blame his conduct on that," Eisner said.
In his plea Tuesday, Abrahams admitted to taking over women's webcams to capture naked images of them and then blackmailing them for more.
The criminal complaint identifies at least seven victims by initials only -- some of whom, including Wolf, he knew personally. He acknowledged infecting the computers with malware, watching his victims change their clothes and using the photographs to extract more images, according to the affidavit.
The investigation was sparked after Wolf alerted authorities to a change in her Facebook password and a "sextortion" demand, law enforcement sources said.
The criminal complaint states that Abrahams changed Wolf's Twitter account photo to a half-naked image of her and then sent her two images, showing her naked, that were taken inside her home by her webcams months before.
In each case, officials said, Abrahams contacted the victims using two AOL accounts he had taken over, and sent them nude photos to show what he had obtained. Abrahams is said to have threatened to disclose the images and videos unless the women did one of three things: send nude photos, send a nude video or log on to
Authorities said that when FBI agents raided his Temecula home in June and seized computers and hardware, cellphones and hacking software, they found evidence to show he had gained unauthorized access to computers of victims in Southern California, Maryland, Ireland, Canada, Russia and Moldova.
According to court records, at least one of the victims is a minor.