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Facebook Mom Denise New Faces Slander Accusation From Son

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ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — A 16-year-old Arkansas boy is claiming in a criminal complaint that his mother slandered him on his Facebook page.

Denise New of Arkadelphia is charged with harassment and her son – whose name has not been released – is asking that his mother be prohibited from contacting him.

Authorities say the boy lives with his grandmother, who has custodial rights.

Denise New says she believes she has the legal right to monitor her son's activities online and that plans to fight the charges.

Prosecutor Todd Turner declined to comment, citing the boy's age.

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Information from: KATV-TV.

(This version CORRECTS to son filing a complaint, but is not suing his mother.)

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