MySpace Mom: 20 Year Term Not Enough

"You don't normally send people to federal prison for annoying, bullying or obnoxious conduct," he said.

Levenson said, "You're talking about using a computer service to harass and abuse other people and that you should not be allowed to do. But it is a slippery slope. What about someone just teasing someone? What about the guy who pretends to love someone?"

Six weeks after Megan's death, her mother, Tina Meier, said she learned from a neighbor that Drew was responsible for the fake MySpace page.

The extent of Drew's involvement in the hoax has been in dispute. According to a 2006 police report, Drew told police she and an 18-year-old employee named Ashley Grills created the fake profile so Drew could monitor what Megan was saying about Drew's daughter.

Drew has since denied creating and monitoring the profile, saying she only learned of the cruel messages that were being sent to Meier after the 13-year-old took her own life.

The local prosecutor, Jack Banas, has said that the police report overstated Drew's involvement. He declined to file charges in the case, saying no state laws had been broken.

"It's pathetic," Meier told ABC News at the time. "It's pathetic that we as a society do not have laws to protect our children or to protect us in general from somebody being able to hide behind a computer and do these despicable things."

Megan, who suffered from low self-esteem and battled depression since third grade, was elated when she got an e-mail on the social networking site MySpace from a cute boy named "Josh," her parents said. Josh claimed to be a 16-year-old boy who lived nearby.

"Megan was a goofy girl. Megan just giggled a lot," her mother said. "She was the class clown. She just found things very humorous that maybe other people didn't find funny. She would laugh hysterically."

Her giggling and laughter masked a sadness so severe that Megan would cut her arms and had told her mother she wanted to commit suicide.

"Seventh grade is when Megan had a really, really tough year," Meier said. "That was the year that Megan was really truly trying to fit in, and she just couldn't figure it out. You know and it's a tough year for a lot of children."

When "Josh" requested to be Megan's "friend," at first her mother was wary. "She had a new friend request and she looked at it and it was a picture of a really good-looking boy. She looked at me and said, 'Oh my gosh, Mom, he is so hot.' And I said, 'Do you know who he is?' And she said, 'No,' and I said then I don't think you should add him."

But Tina Meier said Megan was persistent and she finally relented.

"I was afraid that if I didn't, that she would close down," Meier said. "And you know, we had been working very, very hard on opening up and talking and building that relationship."

Megan and Josh's initial instant message exchanges were harmless, but Meier says she sensed there was something off about her daughter's new friend.

"I was very open with her. I said, 'You know, Megan, we don't know who this person is. This could be a 48-year old pervert. This could be a 16-year-old person or a 20-year-old person. Remember, people can be anybody they want to be on the computer.'"

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