BANGOR- Police have arrested a Bangor man on charges of privacy invasion.
According to Bangor Police Detective Lt. Brent Beaulieu, 23-year-old Dakota Roy was arrested as the result of an investigation started in early June.
The lieutenant said Roy was charged with 7 counts of aggravated criminal invasion of computer privacy.
He said the investigation revealed Roy allegedly tried to hack a variety of social access accounts owned by females using his own devices.
According to Beaulieu, Roy posed as a representative from a social media company in an effort to get the person’s computer password.
He said at least seven people allegedly believed Roy was from the internet company and gave him their information.
Beaulieu said Roy was able to access those accounts and allegedly downloaded private pictures.
Roy also is charged with a violation of privacy for allegedly photographing one of the victims without their knowledge.
Beaulieu said people should never provide any personal computer access information to anyone using text or a telephone call.
Roy was released on bail and is expected to make his first court appearance later this summer.