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Porn mastermind gets $500,000 bail

BY PAUL HENRY Crime Court co-ordinator

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | 2:19 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Accused porn-site mastermind Ronald Oates was offered a $500,000 bail when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s court today

He is to return to Court on October 16.

Oates’ lawyer, Zara Lewis, made a bail application on his behalf on September 5, however, the judge granted an additional two weeks for the investigator to complete his work.

Twenty-seven-year-old Oates allegedly posted nude photographs of women on the Internet and is accused of extorting more than $100,000 from victims to remove the offending pictures.

He was arrested and charged in August.

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