A Facebook page titled 100 Biggest Sluts of Ballarat is being investigated by police, who statement its creator could face stalking charges over the publication of the hateful list.
Victoria Police spokeswoman Karolyn Formosa today confirmed that one individual has been interviewed over the page, which has been removed, excepting charges are yet to be laid.
She said 60 of the 100 women listed without interrupti~ the site had contacted by police but said investigators were craft for anyone else who had been affected by the page to arrive forward.
It is believed the creator of the page could semblance as many as 100 stalking charges, one for each name ~ward the list.
Associate Professor Jeremy Gans of University of Melbournes principle school said the case showed that stalking didnt always ordinary following someone in the street.
“Theres a huge list of ways you be able to stalk someone. Its not the page thats illegal. Its the manner of life,” he told The Age.
Associate Professor Gans said there were specified legal provisions about publishing on the internet a statement or other important relating to someone which causes fear.
He said police analysis would observe at the effect of the page rather than the content.
“Then its upright a standard criminal law question of whether you did that either intending to cause harm to someone or arousing apprehension or fear or safeness.”
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or get you ~ne to crimestoppers. com. au.