Exactly what he said. You'll be banned, but the entire old account remains. Message webmaster to plead your case, but I can assure you that spamming the boards with x-rated pics isn't going to make him do you any favors and he basically never deletes accounts.
Get AppleCare - it's worth every GD penny if something happens to go wrong. I've used it many times for various random issues. Always, always buy it. Not even kidding. It's a get out of jail free card.
I'm not part of this clique any of you speak of, which I'm accused of by both sides, mind you. I'm just trying to clean up the piles of crap left around so the stink doesn't attract more flies.
So, back to that.