How much trouble can one get into for doing this?

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  1. Tom-G

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    Last night, my friend and I were making our way out of a bar when my friend noticed his ex-girlfriend sitting at a table with a bunch of people. They didn't end on good terms. When we went outside, my friend sent a text message to her cell phone calling her a "strumpet." After getting a message back from her, he replied with another text calling her a "hussy."

    Today, he got a phone call from her in which she stated that if he sends any more messages, she will press charges. Can she press charges for such behavior? If so, what is the punishment?
     
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    Technically I'm sure he could be charged with some kind of harassment but unless there was some extenuating circumstance like his being on parole for assaulting her there's no way the prosecutor's office would waste their time on such a case. Regardless just tell him to leave her the f*** alone.......
     
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    Given that he called her a "stumpet" and "hussey" I presume he'll get a week on the rack with 50 lashings from the town elders.
     
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    I think he could defintely get in trouble, even though she replied. I've heard of people getting in trouble for stalking by using a phone, so I would assume similar things could happen with text messaging and through the internet. You never know what charges they could come up with, and it's best not to find out. Just tell your friend to leave things be, and to try to stay out of trouble.
     
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    My advice to your friend is to just let her be and be done with it. I'm in a similar situation, but I am the one being harassed, and it sucks.

    Btw, what the hell is a "strumpet"?
     
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    I'm wondering what is a strumpet too? Is that similar to the Strombone? [​IMG]


    Jay "Who can play a little Sdrums" H
     
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    From the dictionary-http://www.hyperdictionary.com/dictionary/strumpet
     
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    As long as he doesn't call her an "intergalatic hussy," he should be okay...
     
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    I once got a text message from a former co-worker. He left my company on BAD terms and assumed I would leave when he did. Since I didn't leave, he thought of me as a traitor and no longer his friend. He text messaged me a really nasty message.

    Let me tell you how freaked out and creepy it was to get an anonymous message like that. I was MAD! [​IMG] If there was any way of pressing charges, I would have in a heart beat.

    When I found out who it was, I called his wide and let her know about it. I'm sure she gave him hell for that stunt because he called me a few days later and apologized profusely.

    So before you think a stunt like that is no big deal, remember how freaked out the person on the receiving end would feel. It's not funny at all.
     
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    "I'm wondering what is a strumpet too? Is that similar to the Strombone?"

    Thanks Jay I needed that[​IMG]
     
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    As for the friend who is harassing his ex girlfriend, tell him to get a life and move on.
     
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    STRUMPET = Like an English muffin, but firmer & sweeter & you don't have to cut them in half.

    But seriously...

    If this girl is on the receiving end of unwanted communication, I'm pretty sure she can go to her local distict court and obtain a "No Contact Order" or an "Anti-Harassment Order" or whatever they call it in her neighborhood. Once Mr. Biting Witticism has been served with this order, initiating further contact with her would constitute "Violation of NCO" which is a crime.
     
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    I would tell your friend to knock it off. If she did take it to court and the case got heard the judge would probably fine both of them for wasting the courts time for being immature jerks.
     

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