18 weeks for net death sicko TO­DAY’S WEATHER

Midweek Sport - - FRONT PAGE - By LUCY CROSS­LEY

TWISTEDSean Duffy took the iden­ti­ties of dead teenage girls and posted fake mes­sages on the net, telling their fam­i­lies they were speak­ing from hell.

Last night, the 25-year-old web­site ‘troller’was start­ing a prison sen­tence af­ter Read­ing mag­is­trates heard how he used the iden­tity of one girl who threw her­self un­der a train.

Duffy trans­posed tragic 15-year-old Natasha MacBryde's face onto a graphic of Thomas the Tank En­gine and put it on YouTube.

He also cre­ated fake ac­counts on so­cial net­work sites where he would post hate­ful mes­sages and pose as the dead chil­dren speak­ing ‘from hell.’

‘Trolling’ means to send a provoca­tive email or post­ing with the in­ten­tion of in­cit­ing an an­gry re­sponse.

Un­em­ployed Duffy, who suf­fers from As­berger's Syn­drome, would search the net for in­for­ma­tion

WED­NES­DAY'S weather is go­ing to be rather nice with sunny spells up and down the coun­try – apart from Black­pool and the far north of Scot­land.

Draughty in the west, but not too de­struc­tive.

Tem­per­a­tures will vary be­tween 13 and 15C. On Thurs­day, more of the about dead teenagers be­fore set­ting up pages where he would doc­tor im­ages of the chil­dren – re­plac­ing their eyes with crosses and writ­ing hurt­ful cap­tions.

A friend of an­other vic­tim was driven to a sui­cide at­tempt af­ter she was falsely ac­cused of post­ing the dis­tress­ing com­ments.

Yes­ter­day Duffy, from Read­ing, Berks, was sen­tenced to 18 weeks be­hind bars for the of­fen­sive com­ments and videos he posted about Natasha, who killed her­self last year af­ter be­ing bul­lied.

Her Face­book trib­ute page was in­fil­trated by Duffy call­ing him­self ‘Tasha the Tank En­gine’.

Natasha's fam­ily, from Broms­grove, Worcs, called po­lice who were able to same re­ally, only a cou­ple of de­grees warmer and show­ers ar­riv­ing just in time for the week­end

OUT­LOOK: Rain mov­ing in from the north. trace false email ac­counts used to set up the Face­book ac­count to Duffy.

Lane White­ford, de­fend­ing, said Duffy told po­lice his Asp­berger's was not be­hind his cy­ber bul­ly­ing – although it was likely it had ren­dered him un­able to un­der­stand how hurt­ful his ac­tions were.

Duffy was sen­tenced 18 weeks in jail af­ter ad­mit­ting two counts of send­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions of an in­de­cent or of­fen­sive na­ture.


Duffy tar­geted

tragic Natasha (in­set)

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