United States V. Lori Drew

I. Elements of the crime
On September 2006, Lori Drew, along with her daughter and her employee decided to create a fake Myspace account. The reason they created a fake Myspace account was to find out if a thirteen-year-old girl, Megan Meier, was disseminating rumors about Loris Drew daughter. Megan Meier lived right across the street from the Drews family and was a classmate of Lori Drews daughter. Lori Drew created an account of a non-existent sixteen-year-old boy named Josh Evans. Lori Drew had constant communication with Megan Meier through Josh Evans Myspace account, talking in a flirtatious way. On October 16, 2006, Megan Meier received a message from “Josh Evans” stating reasons of how the world would be a better place if Megan Meier was not in it.

II. Defenses claimed by the defense

III. Constitutional protection issues

IV. Case brief

United States v. Drew
259 F.R.D. 449 (2009)





V. Your Judgment

I. Elements of the crime. Identify and discuss the elements of the crime, as the prosecution proved them.
II. Defenses claimed by the defense. Identify and discuss any defenses claimed by the defendant.
III. Constitutional protection issues. Identify and discuss any constitutional protection issues (e.g., Miranda warnings, search and seizure).




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