A father did not commit either criminal contempt or stalking when he wrote disparagingly about the mother of his two children on Facebook, an upstate town justice has decided.
Webster Town Justice Thomas J. DiSalvo dismissed both charges against Carl M. Welte after finding that an order of protection issued by a Family Court judicial hearing officer in Monroe County did not explicitly prohibit using the social networking site to discuss the case.
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