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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2013 file photo, Polk County Sheriff personnel investigate the death of 12-year-old girl, Rebecca Ann Sedwick, at an old cement plant in Lakeland, Fla. Two girls have been arrested in her death. Officials say she committed suicide after being bullied online for nearly a year. On Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd will announce charges against the girls, age 12 and 14, in a press conference. (AP Photo/The Lakeland Ledger, Ernst Peters, File)

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2013 file photo, Polk County Sheriff personnel investigate the death of 12-year-old girl, Rebecca Ann Sedwick, at an old cement plant in Lakeland, Fla. Two girls have been arrested in her death. Officials say she committed suicide after being bullied online for nearly a year. On Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd will announce charges against the girls, age 12 and 14, in a press conference. (AP Photo/The Lakeland Ledger, Ernst Peters, File)

Florida police make arrests in bullying case

Last Modified: Thursday, October 17, 2013 4:52 PM

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Florida police say they have made two arrests in a bullying case because a 14-year-old girl admitted online over the weekend to harassing a 12-year-old girl who killed herself in September.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Tuesday that they arrested the 14-year-old girl because they were worried she would continue cyberbullying other girls. Judd says the 14-year-old girl said online Saturday that she bullied Rebecca Sedwick and she didn't care.

The 14-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl who was Rebecca's former best friend have been charged with aggravated stalking.

Judd says the bullying began after the 14-year-old girl started dating a boy that Rebecca had been seeing.

The sheriff's office identified the two girls accused of stalking, but The Associated Press generally does not identify juveniles charged with crimes.

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