One would think that after the Megan Meier suicide and the case and cyberbullying law that flowed therefrom, that no right-thinking adult would be horrid – or foolish – fake posts on a public forum targetted at harrassing a teenager.
But that’s just what Elizabeth Thrasher did, and to add to the unbelievable nature of her actions, she is from the same area of Missouri as Megan Meier’s tormentor!
According to reports, Elizabeth Thrasher, unhappy with her ex-husband’s girlfriend, posted a picture of the girlfriend’s teenaged daughter, along with the daughter’s personal and contact information, in the “Casual Encounters” adult sex forum on Craigslist.
Of course, the daughter, only 17, received lewd messages and pictures from all manner of adult men.
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Now Thrasher, from St. Peters, Missouri, has the dubious distinction of being the first person charged with felony harrassment under the new law which was passed in the wake of the Megan Meier’s tragedy.
Thrasher’s attorney, Michael Kielty, claims that what Thrasher did to the teen is “no different from someone posting a number on a bathroom wall, telling people to ‘call Jane Doe for a good time,” and that it was intended as a practical joke, adding that “It may be in poor taste. It may be inappropriate, but it’s not criminal behavior.” He said that his client is “devastated by the charges.”
Megan Meier’s mother, Tina Meier, opined that the newly updated law should be “used to the fullest extent,” adding that “This is not a joke.”
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