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« on: November 04, 2010, 01:43:42 pm »
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-11650593



29 October 2010 Last updated at 14:34 GMT

Jade Goody website 'troll' from Manchester jailed


An "internet troll" who posted obscene messages on Facebook sites set up in memory of dead people has been jailed.

Colm Coss, of Ardwick, Manchester, posted on a memorial page for Big Brother star Jade Goody and a tribute site to John Paul Massey, a Liverpool boy mauled to death by a dog.

The 36-year-old "preyed on bereaved families" for his "own pleasure", Manchester Magistrates Court heard.

He was jailed for 18 weeks for sending "malicious communications".

The posts included comments claiming he had sex with the victims' dead bodies, the court heard.

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He was charged under the Communications Act 2003, for sending malicious communications that were grossly offensive.

Unemployed Coss was only caught when he sent residents on his street photos of himself saying he was an internet "troll".

One of the residents passed the photos to police who interviewed him before he eventually admitted to posting abusive messages.

The term "troll" was described in court as someone who creates new identities on Facebook accounts and then posts numerous offensive comments to upset or provoke a reaction from others.

Chairwoman of the bench Pauline Salisbury said: "You preyed on bereaved families who were suffering trauma and anxiety.

"We know you gained pleasure and you aren't sorry for what you did."

The defence raised possible mental health issues but they were dismissed by the bench.





Colm Coss's activities were uncovered when he posted photos of himself to neighbours


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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2010, 01:46:31 pm »
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He looks harmless enough doesn't he?

He is proof positive looks can be deceptive. I am glad this joker got jailed.

There should be more of it.

He isnít the only one out their with a twisted brain.
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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2010, 01:05:49 pm »
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People aren't able to get away with it like
they used to.  It's becoming law when in the early
days we lived in a lawless internet land.  hehe

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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2010, 05:30:23 pm »
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Hopefully Alpo will be the next troll they throw in the thug jug.
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2010, 06:05:45 pm »
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yup....
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