Friday, May 16, 2008

Indictment sought in MySpace suidcide case

From AP via Findlaw: "Indictment sought in MySpace cyberbullying case"

Federal prosecutors are reportedly going to pursue a mother who allegedly helped her daughter set up a MySpace account to victimise another girl. Tragically th victim committed suicide.

There are no details available yet as to the legal grounds for the prosecution.

Update from SiliconValley:

" Lori Drew of suburban St. Louis, who allegedly helped create a MySpace account in the name of someone who didn't exist to convince Megan Meier she was chatting with a 16-year-old boy named Josh Evans, was charged with conspiracy and fraudulently gaining access to someone else's computer... Drew was charged with one count of conspiracy and three counts of accessing protected computers without authorization to get information used to inflict emotional distress on the girl."

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