Gleybis Carrera has learned the hard way that once a mugshot ends up online, it can be almost impossible to remove. It has haunted her for years. "When I Googled myself and saw it, I was completely devastated,” she said. Her mugshot from an arrest years earlier still lives on the internet thanks to Mugshots.com. When Carrera contacted the website to remove the photo, she said the owners wouldn't take it down unless she paid hundreds of dollars for their "unpublishing fee." Seven years later and her mugshot is STILL on the site, despite paying the fee.
And she's not alone. Many people have issues with this and similar websites.
The owner of Mugshots.com was recently arrested for extortion, and authorities say he made millions off the site.