Sextortion: Luis Mijangos Convicted

06 Sep

On August 29th I posted a guest article by Allison Gamble on Cyber Safety. A recent Orange County, CA case starkly underlines her points. Luis Mijangos knows his way around the cyber world and used his skills to damage many innocent women. Somehow six years just doesn’t seem harsh enough.


These articles reveal just how sinister his plot was:

Digital Trends Article

Victims Speak Out


Posted by on September 6, 2011 in Computers/Cell Phones/Electronics


5 responses to “Sextortion: Luis Mijangos Convicted

  1. Donnell Bell

    September 6, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Until the justice department and our courts catch up with the information age technology, these types of crimes will continue. Identify theft and invasion of privacy are too profitable to resist for these thugs. Six years is a small price to pay. Yes, he may have extorted money from the victims, but what are the chances he sat by and patiently waited. He’s probably made a killing already. Sickening and tragic.


  2. M.E. Anders

    September 8, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    I agree with Donnell. This type of behavior is rampant in our post-modern society. Technology upgrades are available before our monitoring/policing system has a chance to regulate/protect the citizens.


  3. Outraged

    September 9, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I do think we have to demand more from our judges and prosecuting attornies. Even given the digital age issues this man was guilty of blackmail, extortion, all sorts of crimes that could have added up to more than six years per victim if the prosecutors had done their jobs it seems to me. Something stinks and while I think it is the typical let’s get them in for a little while attitude it should be looked at as to whether there is more. Given that he is illegal, why isn’t he being deported or set up for that when the sentence(s) end? We are settling for lazy prosecutors. I will never forget the one I saw on a Dateline episode still practicing as a prosecuting attorney in Ohio (Summit County is one of the counties she covers) who prosecuted and jailed an innocent man in the murder of his niece when she lived next door to a pedophile who had just gotten out of jail two days before her murder. But the case you mentioned and the counties in Ohio that I mentioned are still accepting substandard work from their prosecutors, state and federal. And I don’t mean to single out only those two states. Your example is a vividly bad one that we all need to remember. Thanks for another interesting post!


  4. Amber Dawes

    September 18, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Women are vulnerable to blackmail because they’re easy to intimidate and too embarrassed to seek help. And sex-tortionists are will make good on their threats. If you will do anything to stop those images from getting out, you are infinitely blackmailable.

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