A Missouri woman was indicted Thursday for her alleged role in perpetrating a hoax on MySpace against a 13-year-old neighbor who committed suicide. Lori Drew, who allegedly helped create a MySpace account to convince the girl she was chatting with a 16-year-old boy, was charged with conspiracy and fraudulently gaining access to someone else's computer. The U.S. Attorney said this was the first time the federal statute on accessing protected computers has been used in a social-networking case.
Woman Indicted in Missouri MySpace Suicide Case
The Associated Press
May 16, 2008