Friday, 06 March 2015
On Friday, a 39-year-old Liege inhabitant was sentenced by Liege criminal court to a year’s suspended sentence with probationary period for having hacked an adolescent’s Facebook account. Over a period of 2 months, the defendant hacked and took over a 17-year-old teenager’s Facebook account and posted his alleged “coming-out.” The defendant had previously decided to become a dog-breeder. At the outset of his new professional activity, he purchased 2 dogs from a breeder in Verviers. He later decided he was unhappy with the dogs and had them put down. He then decided to take revenge by attacking the breeder-vendor’s son via his Facebook account.
The defendant hacked and took over the teenager’s Facebook account over a period of 2 months. During this time the defendant revealed the teenager’s alleged “coming-out” by posting up homosexual content on his page. The teenager was portrayed as being “in a relationship” with the defendant and the teenager’s friends were sent messages indicating he engaged in “perverted practices.”
The defendant was found guilty of the charges and got a year’s prison sentence and 3-year probationary period.