Thursday, May 15, 2008

Lori Drew follow-up

Late last fall, I learned about Lori Drew's actions that led a neighborhood kid to suicide. Looks like Megan's family may yet find some legal recourse:
A federal grand jury in Los Angeles today indicted a woman of fraudulently using a account to "cyber-bully" a Missouri teenager who later hanged herself because she believed she was being rejected by a 16-year-old boy she met on the social networking website.

Lori Drew, 49, of O'Fallon, Mo., faces three counts of accessing protected computers without authorization to obtain information to inflict emotional distress on the girl and one count of conspiracy.

The case set off a national furor when it was revealed that 13-year-old Megan Meier was the victim of a hoax perpetrated by Drew, who was the mother of one of the girl's former friends.
It won't bring Megan back to life, but perhaps would help the Meier family to heal.

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