When will we pass laws that protect our children? This story is simply criminal. A Missouri prosecutors says that they will not file criminal charges in connection with the suicide of 13 year old Megan Meier stating that there wasn’t enough evidence. This this crime was not on-line stalking, what is?
13 year old Megan Meier’s is dead and the adults responsible skate … Justice for Megan
Meier of Dardenne Prairie, Mo., committed suicide last year after being dumped by “Josh,” a boy created under the direction of Lori Drew, the mother of one of Megan’s former friends, who wanted to know what the girl was saying about her daughter online. “Their purpose was never to cause her emotional harassment that we can prove,” Banas said. “There’s a difference between what people think or what we may believe the reason was that they created this, it’s what we can prove and what a jury would believe.” Banas said statements from the neighbor and two teens who participated in the fictitious account couldn’t meet criminal standards for the state’s statutes on harassment, stalking or endangering the welfare of a child. (FOX News)
Tina Meier, 37, holds two pictures of her daughter Megan who committed suicide last October after receiving cruel messages on MySpace, Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, in St. Charles, Mo. Megan Meier, 13, hanged herself after receiving mean messages on the Internet social networking site. The 16-year old boy with whom she had been communicating turned out to be a fabrication created by a mother down the street .( AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
So if the knowing acts of adults to go after and prey on a minor that results in her death death not constitute “harassment, stalking or endangering the welfare of a child,” then WHAT THE HELL DOES!!!
County Prosecutor Jack Banas, announcing his decision at a news conference here, said no charges could be applied under current law.