Man Violates Restraining Order by Liking Facebook Photos

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If you've recently been hit with a restraining order, it's probably best for you to stay off Facebook.

In today's reminder that social media contact is still contact, a Pennsylvania man has been arrested and charged with contempt of court after he liked approximately 22 photos and videos on Facebook.

According to the Times Leader, 26-year-old Justin Bellanco violated a no-contact restraining order when he showed his approval of nearly two dozen posts by 24-year-old April Holland.

From the Leader:

Holland, 24, of Pittston, obtained a protection from abuse order against Bellanco on July 28, claiming Bellanco has been stalking and harassing her and her friends, and threatened to shoot her knee cap to watch her suffer, according to her PFA application.


Luzerne County Judge Lesa Gelb on Aug. 4 granted a restraining order against Bellanco, prohibiting him from having any contact with Holland for one year.


Pittston police arrested Bellanco on Monday after Holland alleged he has been “liking” photos and videos she posted to her Facebook page, according to the criminal complaint.

This is not exactly new ground. Last year, a man was arrested for violating a restraining order after he allegedly sent a Google+ invite to his former girlfriend.

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