A growing concern has officials struggling to monitor these sites in an effort to stop victims of various crimes from being victimized all over again. A prime example is Lisa Gesik. Gesik gets constant “Friend” requests from her ex-husband, Michael Gladney, who is in prison for kidnapping her and her daughter… neither she nor prison officials can prove that that he is the one sending the messages.
Gesik is just one example of a growing epidemic. Karen Carrisosa of Sacramento gets messages from Fredrick Garner who is serving a 22-year sentence for killing her husband.
Recently Timothy Heaphy, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia successfully prosecuted John Conner and Whitney Roberts after they set up a Facebook account to intimidate a witness preparing to testify against them, “How the hell can u b a gangsta when u snitchin and lien…” In this case officials were able to trace the source of the post.
I’m not sure this type of contact is what Mark Zuckerburg had in mind when developing FaceBook.