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Twitter rape threats land UK pair in jail

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Jan
2014

25-year-old John Nimmo and 23-year-old Isabella Sorley both pleaded guilty to the offence of improper use of a public electronic communications network earlier this month after being charged last month. The pair took to Twitter to send abusive tweets following the Bank of England’s decision to put novelist Jane Austen on a £10 note. Journalist and activist Caroline Criado-Perez led a successful campaign to get more women on British currency, and faced up to 50 abusive and threatening tweets per hour as a result. Some of the abuse, directed at Criado-Perez and Labour politician Stella Creasy, included threats like rape her nice ass and I will find you, alongside insults like dumb blond bitch. Sorley, sentenced to 12 weeks in jail, also admitted to posting 16 tweets related to the new £10 note.

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