Ritter didn’t receive much public gratitude for his efforts to avert a costly and destructive war.At first, the meetings took place in cars or out-of-the-way places.He discusses that he did not advertise or post his site anywhere; in fact, people starting talking about the website and the word of mouth spread gradually.As the number of active users grew, Ternovskiy has had to rewrite the entire code to cope with the load, the management of which being the most challenging part of his project.After doing his usual thing of masturbating in front of the webcam, Ritter announced he was signing off to take a shower.Not so fast, retorted the officer: Ritter turned himself in.
Ternovskiy sought help from his longtime friend Vlad Kostanyan, who helped him with his side projects.
Visitors to the website begin an online chat (text, audio and video) with another visitor.
At any point, either user may leave the current chat by initiating another random connection.
At his trial, he testified that he never for a moment believed he was talking to a minor; he assumed he was chatting with a bored housewife pretending to be 15.
Unfortunately for Ritter, jurors were told of his two prior arrests in similar cases, for which he was never prosecuted.