Updates to our Terms of Use

We are updating our Terms of Use. Please carefully review the updated Terms before proceeding to our website.

Saturday, July 20, 2024 | Back issues
Courthouse News Service Courthouse News Service

No Conviction in Cyber Harassment Trial

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (CN) - A woman has been found not guilty of cyber harassment in the first trial under a new state law. The 41-year-old woman was accused of posting a teen-age girl's personal information and photos on Craigslist in its casual encounters section.

Prosecutors claimed Elizabeth Thrasher, 41, posted personal information about a then-17-year-old girl, the daughter of the girlfriend of Thrasher's ex-husband.

Thrasher's attorney argued that she was standing up for her own daughters, and had used information that was already available on the Internet.

A St. Charles County jury found Thrasher not guilty.

The cyber harassment law, a felony, was passed in response to the highly -publicized 2006 death of 13-year-old Megan Meier, who hanged herself after being harassed on MySpace.

Thrasher's trial occurred just miles from Meier's former house in Dardenne Prairie.

Follow @@joeharris_stl
Categories / Uncategorized

Subscribe to Closing Arguments

Sign up for new weekly newsletter Closing Arguments to get the latest about ongoing trials, major litigation and hot cases and rulings in courthouses around the U.S. and the world.

Loading...