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12 Jun 3:01am

Haunted by a mugshot: how predatory websites exploit the shame of arrest

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Sites are collecting people’s mugshots, then charging huge sums to remove them. Should Google be doing more to stop it? Gregory Rakoczy was asleep in his van at a Maryland campsite when six police officers knocked on his door. A fellow camper had Googled his name and found a mugshot indicating he was a felon on the run. He was not. Rakoczy was arrested and held for 20 hours. Afterward he immediately Googled his own name and found that his picture had recently gone up on Mugshots.com for criminal charges he had faced 15 years ago.
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