Rebecca Sedwick Case: Parents of Girl Arrested in Bullying Suicide Claim Daughter Is Innocent

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The parents of a young Florida girl arrested for bullying 12-year-old classmate Rebecca Sedwick so much that she killed herself insist she is innocent.

Vivian and Jose, who are not revealing their last name to protect their child's privacy, say their daughter played no role in the Rebecca Sedwick suicide.

This despite an incriminating message on the girl's Facebook account that states, "Yes, I know I bullied Rebecca and she killed herself but I don't give a [blank]."

In the aftermath of Sedwick's death, that message led to the girl's swift arrest, along with another girl (one is 14 and the other is 12) for aggravated stalking.

Yet Vivian and Jose say they are certain their daughter did not post this.

"It went out around 1:00. We took the computer to our room. The only other thing that she could have used to send this message was my cell phone," Jose said.

"And my cell phone is always with me. I always check her Facebook. I know her password ... She never once bullied this girl online."

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd addressed that claim, of which he is skeptical. "There is nothing to indicate that [their daughter] was hacked in any way," he said.

"Based on the Internet activity, it does not seem that her accounts were compromised."

"Also, it's worth noting that the sentiment that she gave on Facebook is consistent with the things she told my deputies. She has never shown remorse for her actions."

"Her parents are not in touch with reality if they think she had nothing to do with it."

Authorities allege the two girls led an incessant bullying campaign that extended beyond social media to the halls of Crystal Lake Middle School in Lakeland, Fla.

It began after the 14-year-old began dating Sedwick's former boyfriend.

Officials contend Rebecca was "terrorized" by as many as 15 girls on social media, who posted messages like, "you should die" and "why don't you go kill yourself?"

On September 10, Sedwick texted a friend, "I'm jumping and I can't take it anymore." She then climbed the tower of an old cement plant and fell to her death.

Sedwick's family claims she was harassed on multiple sites, including Twitter, Instagram, Ask.fm and Kik. Vivian and Jose say their daughter is only on Facebook.

"I never once come across those websites that they're saying that my daughter was on. Because the only one that she had was Facebook," Vivian said.

"To our knowledge," added Jose.

Jose and Vivian won't likely face charges of their own related to Sedwick's death, despite the Sherriff admitting, "I wish there were a way to charge the parents."

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Clearly these horrible parents are in denial.

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The parents need to be charged. The step mother of one was charged today with 2 counts of child abuse. It's a God Damn shame that people can join in unity over Trayvon Martin but with this case all you hear is crickets. Everyone knows that bullying is an epidemic but no ones talking. Does the girl that's dead need to be BLACK? Is that it?

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