Woman posed as teen indicted in Teen Suicide

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Woman posed as teen indicted in Teen Suicide

Post by Doreen on May 15th 2008, 11:20 pm

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,356056,00.html


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A federal grand jury in Los Angeles indicted a Missouri woman Thursday for her alleged role in a MySpace hoax on a teen neighbor who committed suicide after being spurned by the "boy" in the fake profile.

Lori Drew, of Dardenne Prairie near St. Louis, was charged with one count of conspiracy and three counts of accessing protected computers without authorization to obtain information to inflict emotional distress on the girl.

Drew allegedly helped create a false-identity MySpace account to contact Megan Meier, who thought she was chatting with a 16-year-old boy named "Josh Evans."

Megan, 13, hanged herself at home in October 2006 after receiving cruel messages, including one stating the world would be better off without her.

Drew's attorney, Jim Briscoe, did not return FOXNews.com's requests for comment about the indictment.

Click here to read the indictment.

Drew has denied creating the account and sending messages to Megan.

U.S. Attorney Thomas P. O'Brien said the federal statute on accessing protected computers has been used before to address Internet hacking, but this was the first time it has been used in a social-networking situation.
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Post by Mousessugar on May 16th 2008, 8:44 am

I just saw something this morning on the news about this story.. so very sad.. thanks for the link Doreen.
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Post by Doreen on May 16th 2008, 10:19 am

You must be careful tormenting 13 year olds.

You never know what might make them snap as far too often we see them shooting up schools and people in the US.
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Post by souci on May 19th 2008, 12:25 am

strange situation
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