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High School Student Accused Of Crashing Library Computers

Fri., Aug. 23, 1996

A Highline High School student is accused of using his home computer to twice crash the King County Library computer system, doing more than $244,000 in damage.

Lucas Poskrobko, 17, of Burien was charged Wednesday with first-degree computer trespass and malicious mischief.

Arraignment on the felony charges is scheduled for Sept. 4 in King County Juvenile Court.

The library’s computer system, which links 39 branches, was disabled Jan. 12 for 12 days and again Feb. 2 for five days.

Prosecutors could recommend 30 days’ detention, $60,000 in restitution, 24 months’ probation and 1,000 hours of community service in noncomputer-related work for the King County Library.



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