Criminal Justice

Woman gets time and Twitter ban for harassing judge in child-custody case


A woman convicted of stalking a Pennsylvania judge after a harassment campaign that authorities say included repeated Twitter tweets that contained veiled threats and making false legal ethics complaints under stolen identities has been sentenced to serve time.

But even after the 34-year-old completes her Mongomery County jail term of 11½ to 23 months, Sadiyyah F. Young banned from using Twitter until she completes her jail sentence and a subsequent three-year term of probation, the Mercury reports.

“We specifically asked that she be banned from Twitter, and it’s a condition of her release from prison. If she’s found on Twitter at any point in time she violates her parole and probation,” Assistant District Attorney Matthew Quigg told the newspaper.

Authorities say Young began a harassment campaign against Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy, lawyers and social workers after the jurist ruled against her six years ago in a hearing over Young’s ability to care for her children and placed them in foster care.

Young is accused of sending tweets that included the judge’s home address and phone number, distributing flyers that contained derogatory statements about the judge and making false accusations against Demchick-Alloy in legal ethics complaints under other individuals’ names, among other misconduct. She pleaded guilty to stalking, forgery and identity theft concerning incidents from December 2011 to July 2012.

The article doesn’t include any comment from Young or her lawyer.

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