17 year old charged with witness intimidation using Twitter

An illustration picture shows a Twitter blue bird symbol on an Ipad, in Bordeaux, Southwestern France, January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

A 17-year-old was arrested and charged with witness intimidation using Twitter, officials announced.

Nasheen Anderson posted information on his social media account regarding a 2012 shooting in southwest Philadelphia, according to the district attorney’s office.

Anderson is scheduled for a detention hearing later today.

The district attorney’s office will be seeking to prosecute Anderson as an adult.

“The actions of this teenager could have lasting repercussions on untold cases here in Philadelphia,” said District Attorney Seth Williams.  “Witness intimidation has reached near epidemic levels and we are very serious about not only stopping it, but also prosecuting the criminals who are engaging in these despicable actions to fullest extent of the law.  I don’t care how old you are, if you intimidate a witness in this city I’m going to come after you.”

Anderson was charged with witness intimidation and terroristic threats.

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