Woman accused of making ‘deepfake’ videos of daughter’s cheerleading rivals

he is accused of going too far, allegedly doctoring photos and videos of her daughter’s cheerleading rivals to sort of thin the competition. She’s now facing serious jail time. Lauren Dugan live in Doylestown, Bucks County with the story A lot of people are talking about here. Lauren. Yeah, Jason, A lot of people certainly are talking about this one. We know cheerleading is a competitive sport. But here in Bucks County, one mom is accused of targeting her daughter’s teammates, authorities say, creating fake photos and videos and sending them to the coaches. Her attorney has insists she is not guilty, but now many are wondering how a mom could stoop so low. This mug shot of Rafaela Spohn is very real. The reason behind her criminal charges, investigators say, centers around creating fake photos and videos of her daughter’s cheerleading team mates that could have gotten them kicked off the team. It would devastate me. The 50 year old Cheer mom is accused of harassing three of her daughters, teammates, all minors at the time and members of the Victory Vipers in Doylestown, authorities say. Starting last summer, Spohn created fake videos where the girls appear to be vaping and drinking, plus photos where the girls appear to be naked, she manipulated. Spohn also allegedly sent voicemails telling one girl to kill herself. Law enforcement says they seize phones, phone and found the manipulated media. We take it as gospel that a picture is a picture of video is a video that they’re unaltered. Untainted. Yeah, this is a setback. Spohn faces criminal charges for three counts of cyber harassment and three counts of harassment. She’s not guilty, and she’s innocent until proven guilty. Because of this, she has herself received very severe death threats, and along with her daughter, the Victory Viper sent a statement to Fox 29 saying they have a very strict anti bullying policy and all athletes involved are no longer in the program. Now the D A. Urges parents to be on their guard for this new kind of manipulating technology called deep fakes. Frankly, it’s pretty difficult to protect from somebody that wants to order an image that’s put out there on social media, but we have to be very vigilant and make sure that our Children are being protected constantly and stone is set to appear before a judge at the end of the month on March 30th, the district attorney tells me she could face up to six years behind bars if she’s found guilty. But because she has no previous felonies, Jason and China, the district attorney says that is unlikely. This is it.

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Woman accused of making ‘deepfake’ videos of daughter’s cheerleading rivals

A Pennsylvania woman is accused of doctoring photos and video of her daughter’s cheerleading rivals to try to get them kicked off the squad, officials said.The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office last week charged Raffaela Spone, 50, with three misdemeanor counts of cyber harassment of a child and related offenses.Spone manipulated photos from social media of three girls on the Victory Vipers cheerleading squad in Chalfont to make it appear they were drinking, smoking and even nude, investigators said.Spone also sent messages with the so-called “deepfake” pictures to the the girls and suggested they kill themselves, officials said.Spone’s attorney, Robert Birch, told WPVI-TV he can’t comment because he said the DA hasn’t presented any evidence.Related video: What are deepfake videos and how can you spot them?“She has absolutely denied what they’re charging her with and because of the fact that this has hit the press, she has received death threats. She has had to go to the police herself, they have a report,” Birch said. “Her life has been turned upside down.”The cheerleading team expressed sympathy for the families involved and said the team has a “very strict anti-bullying policy.”

A Pennsylvania woman is accused of doctoring photos and video of her daughter’s cheerleading rivals to try to get them kicked off the squad, officials said.

The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office last week charged Raffaela Spone, 50, with three misdemeanor counts of cyber harassment of a child and related offenses.

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Spone manipulated photos from social media of three girls on the Victory Vipers cheerleading squad in Chalfont to make it appear they were drinking, smoking and even nude, investigators said.

Spone also sent messages with the so-called “deepfake” pictures to the the girls and suggested they kill themselves, officials said.

Spone’s attorney, Robert Birch, told WPVI-TV he can’t comment because he said the DA hasn’t presented any evidence.

Related video: What are deepfake videos and how can you spot them?

“She has absolutely denied what they’re charging her with and because of the fact that this has hit the press, she has received death threats. She has had to go to the police herself, they have a report,” Birch said. “Her life has been turned upside down.”

The cheerleading team expressed sympathy for the families involved and said the team has a “very strict anti-bullying policy.”

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