14 September 2011 - 9:03am | posted by | 4 comments

Facebook ‘troll’ jailed for propagating hate against dead teens online


An internet troll who subjected the friends and relatives of a series of suicide victims to a tirade of hate filled videos and messages has been jailed.

Sean Duffy, 25, penned the abusive messages on Facebook tribute pages to the victims of suicide, taunting relatives with his bitter posts.

In one example Duffy posted a YouTube video of Thomas the Tank Engine with the face of suicide victim Natasha MacBryde (15) superimposed on the front on MacBrydes tribute page – after the teen died after being hit by a passenger train.

Another case saw Duffy create a Facebook page from which to goad friends of 14 year old Lauren Dew, who died after suffering an epileptic fit.

“RIP Lauren Dew” saw Duffy posted a series of disturbing images, including the picture of a coffin captioned “Happy Mothers Day.”

Duffy, who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome and is said to live a “miserable existence” drinking alcohol alone at home, was sentenced to 18 weeks in jail for each offence.

He has also been barred from accessing websites including facebook, Twitter, YouTube, bebo and MySpace.

Don't miss out... Get your Social Media news by email

See all specialist newsletters

19 related companies from Profile Hub:


Anonymous (not verified)
14 Sep 2011 - 12:33
Anonymous's picture

What a sicko.

Anonymous (not verified)
14 Sep 2011 - 12:41
Anonymous's picture

Picture says it all.

Anonymous (not verified)
14 Sep 2011 - 13:06
Anonymous's picture

It should be a lifetime ban.

Anonymous (not verified)
14 Sep 2011 - 13:43
Anonymous's picture

Looks 'special'


Please sign in or register to comment on this article.

Latest Projects from the Profile Hub

Brand new logo design for The Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities

The Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH...

DrupalCon 2014

We were selected by the Drupal Association through a...

New Forest National Park - Young David Attenborough discovers the Tech Creche

Research conducted by the New Forest National Park...

Case Study | Building Blocks

Building Blocks's Operations Director and Co-Founder, tell...

Social Media Training

We love to share what we know and what we've learned about...