Utah Court of Appeals upholds electronic harassment law

in People

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Court of Appeals has upheld the state’s electronic harassment law in a decision that could have implications for future cases of social media messaging.

In a decision published Saturday, the state appeals court ruled against a Lehi man accused of sending dozens of profane messages over Facebook to someone he disagreed with about a development project in 2018.

“Are you such a f—ing b— you don’t want to take the time to drive your children across Kevin bacon’s rail road tracks?” said one message, according to the ruling.

“Perhaps I should contact the first presidency to strip you of all dignity,” said another in the series

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