Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law

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Bullying to the Point of Suicide

A federal judge in Los Angeles has rejected a motion to dismiss charges against a woman whose cyber-bullying of her teenage neighbor allegedly led to the teen committing suicide in 2006. In allowing the case to proceed to trial, the Court held that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which has historically been used to prosecute computer hackers, is broad enough to apply to the defendant’s alleged acts of bullying in this matter.



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