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Yes.

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Va.Code § 22.1-279.6 prohibits cyberbullying

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Va. Code § 18.2-152.7 prohibits causing injury to another through a computer network

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In addition, the old "standby" crimes of assault, intimidation, and harassment can still be used.

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