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Criminal – Computer Harassment – ‘Obscene’ E-Mails – Estranged Wife (access required)

The Court of Appeals reverses defendant’s conviction of harassment by computer in violation of Va. Code § 18.2-157:1, as the commonwealth failed to prove that the e-mails he sent to his estranged wife and her friends and family were “obscene” under Code § 18.2-372. Defendant’s e-mails to his wife unquestionably contained vulgar, offensive and sexually explicit ...

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