Plus: Check out more of the latest entertainment, fashion, and culture coverage on Sexy Beast—photos, videos, features, and Tweets.Larry Getlen is a regular contributor to the New York Post, and has also written for Radar, Maxim, Variety, and Esquire. "), there has been no legal recourse to try Shieler, who has said she plans to write a book about the dangers of the Internet.Brian Barrett's parents started a petition to enact laws to protect against future Mary Shielers.
Montgomery's wife, Cindy, found a package Jessi had sent to Tommy, and Cindy mailed Jessi a letter with their family photo, explaining that her "Tommy" didn't exist, and showing her that the real Tommy was a balding middle-aged pudgeball with two kids.That's why his impulse toward her was murderous–from a psychological perspective, she engaged in cyber homicide."Co-workers led the police to Montgomery.Investigators then learned of Jessi through his computer, and dispatched officers to her Oak Hill, West Virginia home to make sure she was safe. Her daughter had never communicated with either of the men."I said, ' But why did you keep talking to him, because he threatened you,' and she said, ' I was afraid if I didn't talk to him, he would talk to real teenagers.' I just thought, oh god."Montgomery pled guilty to first degree manslaughter and was sentenced to 20 years, although he's now appealing, claiming that his plea was coerced.While Mary Shieler's husband divorced her and Jessi cut off contact (Shieler approached Jessi at the divorce hearing, according to Schroeder, and said, "why don't you get over this?But there's no clear indication of what such laws would look like.In 2008, Missouri mother Lori Drew was initially convicted of three misdemeanor counts of computer fraud for posing as a teenage boy to send harsh messages, including one that said "the world would be a better place without you," to a 13-year-old girl named Megan Meier, who then committed suicide.One night, in a jealous rage, Montgomery fired three fatal bullets into Barrett, killing him, in their factory parking lot.Throughout all this, neither Barrett nor Montgomery ever actually met the object of their mutual desire.Once there, a policeman asked Jessi's mother, Mary Shieler, where Jessi was. It was her–dumpy 45-year-old housewife Mary Shieler–who used sexy photos of her own daughter to seduce both men, including having cybersex with them using her daughter's name and image, and eventually driving one to murder the other.It was later learned that Shieler had flirted online, as Jessi, with other men as well, even once having pointed a videocamera up her daughter's skirt for a video she sent to several men with the question, "guys, do you like it?