Local/Regional News
9:41 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Cyber Bully Gets Jail Time

photo courtesy of nky.com

A northern Kentucky man is headed to prison for four months for hacking into people's accounts and changing posts that put forth conservative views.

Attorneys for 38-year-old Michael Pullen of Dry Ridge say the changes were merely a prank. Lawyer Dennis C. Alerding told The Kentucky Enquirer the case is ``an enormous waste of taxpayer money.''  Prosecutors and a federal judge disagreed, however.  They said what Pullen did amounted to cyberbullying.
 
U.S. District Judge David Bunning sentenced Pullen five months in prison and
ordered him to pay $21,000 in restitution to the Internet company.  Pullen is scheduled to report to the federal prison camp in Ashland by Oct. 21.