Teenager loses Facebook appeal
HARRISBURG (AP) — A state appeals court on Friday upheld a teenager’s harassment conviction for posting on Facebook that another girl had herpes.
Superior Court ruled against an 18-year-old former Cedar Crest High School student whose untrue posting last year about a 15-year-old girl attracted several “likes” before it was taken down about an hour after she posted it.
“She did feel remorse,” said her lawyer, Elizabeth Judd, who is considering an appeal. “She was sorry, but it was very emotional between families, and I think that was really the heart of everything.”
A trial court review of the case said the victim did not have herpes and was not sexually active, and noted the posting used her full name.