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Police Solve Twitter Impersonation Case

Mill Creek student subject of harassment and humiliation after impersonator posts rude and sexual messages on popular social networking site.

A 14-year-old boy has been identified as the person responsible for a series of sexually explicit tweets that led to the harassment of a Mill Creek High School student, CBS Atlanta reports.

Kerry Harrell and was using the social media service to post sexually explicit tweets.

According to the original police report, the daughter brought the account to her mother’s attention after learning about it from friends at school. The person impersonating the victim on Twitter reportedly used the account to describe sexual experiences and sexual acts.

Harrell reported the incident to Twitter, but was advised nothing could be done since the accounts had been subsequently taken down by the impersonator.

Harrell provided authorities with the names of the individuals who were following the account on Twitter. Harrell also learned the IP address of the person who created the first account was associated with an iPhone.

In , Harrell said she was determined to find out who was impersonating her daughter online.

“I don’t want them to get away with it. I don’t. I’m going to push until I find out who it is and what I can do next,” she said. “I’m just not going to give up.”

According to the CBS Atlanta report, investigators subpoenaed records from Twitter and determined a former schoolmate of Harrell’s daughter was behind the cyber-bullying. The juvenile will reportedly face charges of identity fraud.

Elizabeth January 05, 2012 at 02:49 PM
As recommended yesterday on the "Anderson" television program, we all should do a search such as Google for our name from time to time. They said to enter your name as "First Name Last Name". A while back, someone opened a MySpace for someone I know. The poster used profanity and vulgarities. When it was discovered, MySpace (after a written request was sent) took it down immediately.
Jazz Man January 05, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Good for the mom!!! I can't stand it when parents let things slip by and don't take care of it! I hope the little piece of unmanly pondscum gets a still penalty. NO IPHONE FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE!
Cynthia Montgomery January 05, 2012 at 03:45 PM
You just have to wonder why a person would go to all the trouble to hard this girl in such a mentally punishing way; no moral training in his life, bad parenting, hanging out with persons with no inner fiber? I applaud this mother for seeing this issue through to the end. Now let's see if the thug's mother will let her son face the music or try to get him off and allow him to continue to entitled. I also believe that he had "friends" that were laughing all the way with him and they also need to get a reality check into the moral clinic!!!

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