Another Missouri Mom Harasses a Teenage Girl Online

What’s in the water in St. Charles County?

You’ll recall that’s where Lori Drew was was indicted in a cyber bullying case related to the November 2006 suicide of teenager Megan Meier. The case, publicity and resulting legal responses have been a frequent topic here.

Now, another grown-up is facing felony harassment charges for allegedly placing a Craigslist “casual encounters” ad in the name of a teen ge girl. The ad, which included the child’s photo, phone number, and e-mail address, elicited exactly the kind of emails and text messages you might imagine.

Elizabeth Thrasher, 40, allegedly created the fake personal ad after the 17-year-old girl (whose mother is dating Thrasher’s ex) posted about her on MySpace. The charge of harassment seems non-controversial, and its likely to result in a more mundane prosecution than the federal hacking charges that were eventually brought against Drew.

If only the courts could exercise some prior restraint and keep the moms of  St. Charles County, Missouri, from mixing it up with the kids on MySpace.

4 Responses to "Another Missouri Mom Harasses a Teenage Girl Online"

  • Marc G.

    August 27, 2009

    Felony harassment ? How about child endangerment ?

  • personal relationship

    March 26, 2010

    Very interesting article, I will try to find some links I saw one day describing the same thing on a prejudice in a humorous way and then come back here with a new commentary by the aforementioned shortcuts. Many thanks again for the article it gives something to think about.

  • battery-stores

    May 21, 2010

    I like your style so much, I am your honest reader.

  • dating

    February 14, 2011

    That’s right Lori Drew was was indicted in a big Cyber bullying case, and it’s all about the fake account or we can call it the “Josh Evans” account. Several people contributed to running the faked account, including Drew.

    The last message sent by the Evans account was: “Everybody in O’Fallon knows who you are. You are a bad person and everybody hates you. Have a bad rest of your life. The world would be a better place without you.” Meier responded with a message reading “You’re the kind of boy a girl would kill herself over.” The last few correspondences were made via AOL Messenger instead of My-space. She was found 20 minutes later in her bedroom closet; Megan had hung herself.

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