Lori Drew, the 49-year-old Missouri women alleged to have precipitated the suicide of a teenage girl through cyberbullying, has been found guilty of three counts of unauthorized access to MySpace.
However, she was found not guilty of three more serious felonies of violating the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Each of the guilty verdicts carries a possible penalty of a year in jail and a $100,000 fine. It’s believed Drew will not receive prison time, and her lawyers have already filed an appeal on one of the charges.
The case was tried in Los Angeles, home of MySpace’s servers, because authorities in Missouri could find no charges to file locally.
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