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Wednesday, December 5 2012, 05:09 PM EST
Sinclair Investigating Cyberbullying Case: Victim Speaks Out, Bully Defends Himself
DAYTON -- A Sinclair Community College student is under fire tonight for creating a so-called revenge website.

ABC 22/FOX 45 was contacted by a blogging group, outraged by what they are calling major "cyberbullying."

"It was someone's naked body with my face edited on it ... it's pretty insane, I feel bad for a lot of people on there," said one victim, who had enough exposure lately. But she's speaking out about a fake picture of her posted on IsAnyoneBack.com.

"He told me he wanted to ensure embarrassment and told me he was going to put it on there and tag my name and my city and my job," said the victim.

She is talking about Andrew Myers, 20, of Dayton who created the site.

"What a lot of people don't understand is I was just the messenger ... it wasn't mine ... people would come on there and it got posted," said Myers.

Myers started the site for his friends, where they could embarrass their exes by posting naked pictures of them. But it goes a step further, linking the pictures with all their social media sites -- personal and professional. Myers bragged about it on the www.wickedfire.com message boards, an Internet marketing watchdog forum.

"But if someone killed themselves over my website, the fame would be through the roof, and we all know fame = audience, audience = traffic, traffic = $$," Myers allegedly wrote. "If it did happen, it would happen. It would blow up, there'd be a lot of heat and..."

When asked if he didn't want that to happen, Myers said, "No, no, no, of course I don't want that. It's not like my goal is for a girl to go commit suicide. No, I would never think about that. I'm not a sociopath."

His victims and the bloggers disagree with that.

"I mean, it kind of put my name out there," said Myers.

When asked if he's OK with the "fame" even with sociopath in the description, Myers said, "I'm not OK with the fame but it did put it out there."

The site's now down. Myers says an anti-cyberbullying group bought his site out; but his victim's say the damage is already done.

"I think he's pretty crazy. I don't know why he'd want to do that to someone," said the woman who is still managing the fall-out in her professional career.

Sinclair Community College police are investigating. They say if a crime's been committed, then they'll forward it onto the county prosecutor. But the school is also looking into whether or not Myers violated the student code of conduct. They tell us they're still in the "fact-finding stage." Sinclair Investigating Cyberbullying Case: Victim Speaks Out, Bully Defends Himself

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