Another adult cyberbullying case in MO

A 40-year-old Missouri woman has been charged with felony cyberbullying for posting the photo and contact info of a 17-year-old girl in the “Casual Encounters” section of Craigslist, according to a report at CBSNEWS.com. Prosecutors said the posting, allegedly made by Elizabeth Thrasher of St. Peters in the St. Louis area, “suggested the girl was seeking a sexual encounter,” and police said the girl “received lewd messages and photographs from men she didn’t know and contacted police.” They also said the girl is the daughter of Thrasher’s ex-husband’s girlfriend. Thrasher is the first person to be charged with felony cyberbullying under Missouri’s one-year-old cyberbullying law, passed after the suicide of Megan Meier. Under that law cyberbullying is a felony “if a victim is 17 or younger and the suspect 21 or older,” according to the report.


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