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Woman Ends Up in Pasco County Jail After Facebook Post

Channel 8 says a woman is in the Pasco County Jail because of a Facebook post. Jessie Weiner is not scheduled to be released until August. The trouble started with a post on Weiner's Facebook page, where sensitive court documents concerning a child were posted. The documents had to do with an ongoing family court case between Weiner's husband and an ex. Those documents had been sealed by the court. Although Weiner was not involved in the case, the court took decisive and quick action. "Next thing I know, I hear five months in the county jail," said Weiner. She was arrested on criminal contempt charges.

Weiner's attorney is appealing the decision, stating that the case is built on an assumption of guilt. "A court can't assume... that it knows who is posting on social media," she said. She also states the court never proved her client knew about the order. Weiner's attorney asserts that her client's due process rights were violated and that she had no time to prepare an adequate defense. "Not only am I incarcerated but I no longer have a job," said Weiner.