October 21, 2014
ST. PETERS, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri woman has been charged with
cyberbullying for allegedly posting a teenage girl's photo and personal information on the "Casual Encounters" section of Craigslist.
Prosecutors say 40-year-old Elizabeth A. Thrasher posted the 17-year-old's picture, e-mail address and cell phone number on Craigslist. They say the posting's language suggested the girl was seeking a sexual encounter.
Prosecutors say the teenager is the daughter of Thrasher's ex-husband's girlfriend. A phone message for Thrasher's lawyer was not immediately returned Tuesday.
Thrasher is the first person charged with felony cyberbullying under a new law passed in Missouri after the suicide of 13-year-old Megan Meier, who was the victim of a MySpace Internet hoax.
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