Man jailed for dead girl ‘trolling’ insults
Sean Duffy, 25, of Reading, was handed an 18-week sentence for posts on social networking sites about Worcester teenager Natasha MacBryde.
Duffy admitted two counts of sending a communication of an indecent or offensive nature. The charges related to Facebook and YouTube posts about Miss MacBryde, 15, who Duffy had never met.
She had thrown herself under a train in February after being bullied.
Duffy subsequently posted messages on a remembrance page set up by Miss MacBryde’s friends…He had also posted offensive messages, known as “trolling”, about Lauren Drew, 14, of Gloucestershire, who was found dead after suffering a suspected epileptic seizure, Hayley Bates, 16, of Staffordshire, who died in a car crash, and Jordan Cooper, 14, who was stabbed to death in Northumberland.
Magistrates also gave Duffy an Asbo, banning him from using social networking sites for five years.
I can think of certain former members of this site who’d be in for a world of hurt if these laws existed in the US.