Posted: Sun, June 10 2012 at 8:36 PM, Updated: Sun, June 10 2012 at 8:42 PM
A southeast Portland man who operates a controversial website is behind bars tonight.
Cyrus Sullivan was in court Friday and charged with coercion, identity theft and felony computer crime.Amy Frazier has more.
Investigators say 28-year-old Cyrus Sullivan threatened to kill a person he believed was speaking out against him online.
Sullivan owns and operates a controversial website called stdcarriers.com.
The site allows people to report men or women they believe are carrying or possibliy or giving others STD's.
Sullivan has been criticized for posting information he can't verify.
Sullivan lives in southeast Portland.
Portland police arrested him Thursday night charging him with identity theft, coercion and computer crime.
According to court documents he told the victim to provide proof that the person wasn't the one speaking out against him online or he would post what he would call that person's STD report.
Then investigators say he demanded 10,000 dollars.
When the person didn't pay, investigators say he threatened to kill that person.