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15-year-old faces cyberbullying charges

January 19, 2011

From the Associated Press:

A 15-year-old Smithfield High School sophomore has been accused of cyber bullying for allegedly creating a phony Facebook page in the name of another student.

The student will be summoned to Family Court to face charges of cyberstalking and using false information for knowingly posting the misleading Facebook profile.

Lt. Nicholas Tella says the page had a picture of a bloody severed foot under the profile “Halfafoot,” and included a freshman’s last name and birth date. The freshman has a birth deformity that left her without part of her foot.

Detectives from the state police cyber crimes unit executed six search warrants to track the computer address and seized three computers from the sophomore student’s home.

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