Wednesday 12 September 2012
Facebook paedophile slur
"Joseph Griffin. outside of his Hartlepool home
A DAD-OF-SIX has landed himself in court after labelling a man a paedophile on Facebook.
Joseph Griffin, 43, went onto his Facebook account and updated his status with the offensive comment and also posted the man’s name and address on the social networking site“for the world to see”.
The abusive words were on the site for about an hour-and-a-half before they were removed, Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court was told.
Prosecuting, Alan Davison said: “Mr Griffin has a Facebook account and he updated a post upon that account by making a remark for the world to see, effectively.
He called him a paedophile and made threats to him.
“He then went on to type his name and address.”"
Unemployed man hauled before a court for calling another man a 'paedophile' in Facebook post that was online for 90 minutes