Felony online harassment: TX teen charged

A 16-year-old girl has been charged under a new Texas law that criminalizes online harassment. The law, H.B. 2003, states that “a person commits a third-degree felony if the person posts one or more messages on a social networking site [or via instant messaging or text-messaging by phone] with the intent to harm, defraud, intimidate or threaten another person,” KHOU-TV in Houston reports. Not much detail was available on the case KHOU added, but police said that “the harassment went on for a few months and involved a dispute over a boy.”

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