Mom in cyber-bullying case asks to use Web again

Thursday, August 6, 2009 | 5:10 p.m. CDT; updated 6:25 p.m. CDT, Thursday, August 6, 2009

ST. LOUIS — A mother who was tried on accusations of being involved in a MySpace hoax directed at a 13-year-old Missouri girl who committed suicide wants to use the Internet again.

Lori Drew's lawyer says she has been offered a job that requires her to use the Internet. The lawyer asked a federal judge in California on Wednesday to modify Drew's bail conditions so she may.

Drew was convicted last fall in the case, where she was accused of illegally accessing a computer to harass a teenager, Megan Meier, who committed suicide after the harassment. U.S. District Judge George Wu tentatively threw out Drew's conviction in July.

Wu said if Drew had been found guilty, anyone who violated the social networking site's terms of service would be guilty of a misdemeanor, and that would be unconstitutional.



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