Arpaio bans 10 Jodi Arias fans from video visits

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Convicted killer Jodi Arias may have avoided the death penalty, but her time in jail has not been lonely, thanks to video visits from fans.

But Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is putting a stop to some of those visits.

Arpaio said Arias has been having illegal video chats with several people, including a pair of 15-year-old girls from Ohio, and he has had enough.

He has now banned 10 of Arias' regular visitors.

The sheriff said some of her visitors created fake online IDs to beat the system to try to stay undetected and talk with the killer. In some cases, the visitors took pictures with their cellphones and then posted them online.

One of those being banned is a video visitor from Greece. Arpaio said he was using a false ID to gain access to her. Another person on the banned list is a convicted felon who circumvented the video visitation system by using another person's name.

The sheriff reached out to the parents of the two 15-year-old girls. The parents said they had no idea the teens were talking to Arias and prohibited them from continuing contact with her. Arpaio said Arias has been seen instructing the girls how to get false IDs in order to continue talking with her.

"In her thirst for adoration and attention, Arias is willing to corrupt these young girls, all to satisfy her own narcissism. That needs to stop," Arpaio said in a news release.

The ban went into effect Tuesday.

Arias will be sentenced next month.   
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