Harassment Internet Activity Case Example in New York

In People v. Selinger, 48 Misc 3d 1218[A], 20 N.Y.S.3d 294, 2015 NY Slip Op 51161[U] [Crim Ct NY County 2015], found an information sufficient as to identity, in a case involving harassing Internet activity, where some of the activity took place under the defendant's own name, and some of it involved an email address that the complainant recognized as one used by the defendant. The Court concluded that, "even if these facts did not entirely eliminate the possibility that the conduct was undertaken by someone posing as the defendant, they did so sufficiently for the purposes of a pleading."