The guy accused of hacking Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf's computers and threatening to go public with some purported nude photos he found of her is about to 'fess up.
According to court docs filed Monday in an Orange County federal court and obtained by the Los Angeles Times, Jared James Abrahams of Temecula, Calif. is expected to plead guilty Tuesday to three counts of extortion and one count of unauthorized access of a computer.
The FBI began investigating the 19-year-old computer science student in March after the beauty queen alerted authorities that a hacker had been targeting her.
The anonymous writer informed Wolf he'd release sexual images he had snapped of her after taking control of her webcam during her most intimate moments in her bedroom if she didn't comply with his demands, which included sending him more nude pics and video.
The "sextortion" case, as the feds referred to it, led to the FBI executing search warrants in June on Abraham's residence and taking evidence, including hacking software as well as sexually explicit pics.
The probe culminated in the college freshman formally being charged with the crimes on Sept. 26 and placed under house arrest. He's due to make his initial appearance in federal court this afternoon.
As it turns out, Abrahams was a former classmate of the 19-year-old pageant winner and she was one of a dozen women in the U.S. and other countries whose computers he hacked, including women in Russia, Canada and Ireland.
Per a Sept. 19 affidavit filed by the FBI, Abrahams copped to inducing one such victim, a 17-year-old girl from Ireland "identified as M.M. #1, to go on Skype and take her clothes off at his direction."
The criminal complaint also states that Abrahams acknowledged his first victim identified as "CW" was someone he "knew personally" and he threatened to transform her "dream of being a model…into a porn star."
In all, Abrahams admits in his plea agreement to hijacking 100 to 150 computers as part of his scheme. He faces up to 11 years in prison and finds of up to $1 million.
Wolf, who was crowned Miss Teen USA in August, previously told NBC's Today that it was "weird" to see it was someone she went to high school with who was identified and that she had "mixed emotions" about Abrahams confession.