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Florida Teens Charged With Bullying Fellow Student On Facebook

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ESTERO, Fla. — Two teenage girls have been charged under Florida's law against cyberbullying after authorities say they created a Facebook account in a classmate's name and posted a faked nude photograph of her.

The 16- and 15-year-old high school students were charged Wednesday after a lengthy investigation into two Facebook accounts created in April. They each face a felony charge of aggravated stalking under a 2008 law passed after a student suicide blamed on bullying.

Officials say the accounts included a photo of a nude female doctored to add the victim's head.

Authorities say the victim was ridiculed by classmates after the pages became active.

The teens have been ordered to serve 21 days of home confinement and will be arraigned on the charges Feb. 8.


Information from: Naples Daily News,

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