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Fla. bullying case: Charges dropped against 2

Judd said at a news conference Wednesday he had no regrets about filing charges.

By MIKE SCHNEIDER


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Lawyers for two teenage girls charged with stalking a Florida classmate who complained of being bullied before her suicide say charges against both have been dropped.


Last month, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd announced the arrest of a 12-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl. He said the two were primarily responsible for bullying Rebecca Sedwick, a 12-year-old who jumped to her death in September.


Attorney Jose Baez demanded an apology Wednesday from Judd for arresting his client, the 12-year-old. Baez said it was "reckless" for Judd to bring a juvenile count of third-degree felony aggravated stalking against his client.

Separately by email, Attorney Ronald Toward said his 14-year-old client had the same count dropped against her.


Judd said at a news conference Wednesday he had no regrets about filing charges.


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