A woman has become the first person in Britain to be jailed for trolling herself – after bombarding her own Facebook page with abuse. Michelle Chapman, 24, launched her bizarre online campaign after falling out with her father and new stepmother, She created bogus Facebook accounts for the couple and other family members and sent herself hundreds of vile sexual taunts.
Chapman then reported the abuse to police – claiming she had been trolled – to frame them. Officers arrested her stepmother and issued warnings to her father and other bewildered relatives.
Chapman’s year-long vendetta was only rumbled when internet experts established the offending Facebook accounts had been set up using the computer at her home in Par, Cornwall.
Details of her plot were revealed at Truro Crown Court in Cornwall, where Chapman was jailed for 20 months. At an earlier hearing, she admitted carrying out actions tending or intended to pervert the course of justice by sending herself degrading emails between February 2011 and March 2012.