Guilty Plea In Pioneering Cyberstalking Case

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A stalker tormented Joelle Ligon with cruel, anonymous e-mails for six years. He posed as her in chat rooms, solicited sex, and gave out her phone numbers. He e-mailed her co-workers, using her name, with links to porn sites. He spread vicious lies about her. Yesterday, reports, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Ligon had the satisfaction of watching her stalker -- her ex-boyfriend -- plead guilty in federal court to two counts of online harassment. Her case led to a new state law banning cyberstalking, and became the first in the country to be prosecuted under an amendment . . .

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