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May 3, 2011 3:56 PM by Jeannette Hynes

Girls face criminal charges for cyberbullying

Two girls in Washington state accused of posting sexually explicit photos and messages on a 12-year-old classmate's Facebook page have been charged with cyberstalking and first-degree computer trespassing.

According to the charges, the two, ages 11 and 12, used the girl's password information to post sexually explicit content on her Facebook page. They also instant-messaged "random individuals" under the girl's name to arrange sex acts, the charges say.

If convicted, the girls face up to 30 days in juvenile detention, prosecutors said. The 12-year-old defendant will be arraigned May 10. The younger girl faces a capacity hearing to determine whether she fully understands the crimes she's accused of committing.

 

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