Mo. woman charged with cyberbullying on Craigslist
A Missouri woman has been charged with cyberbullying for allegedly posting photos and personal information of a teenage girl on the "Casual Encounters" section of Craigslist after an Internet argument.
Prosecutors said 40-year-old Elizabeth A. Thrasher posted the 17-year-old's picture, e-mail address and cell phone number on the Web site in a posting that suggested the girl was seeking a sexual encounter.
St. Charles County Lt. Craig McGuire said Tuesday that the victim is the daughter of Thrasher's ex-husband's girlfriend. The girl, who has not been named, received lewd messages and photographs from men she didn't know and contacted police.
Thrasher, of St. Peters, is the first person charged with felony cyberbullying under a law passed in Missouri after the suicide of 13-year-old Megan Meier, who was the victim of an Internet hoax that drew international attention.