Teen to Be Caned for Facebook Insult Zimbabwe teen convicted of 'criminal insult' By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff Posted Feb 21, 2012 1:37 AM CST Updated Feb 21, 2012 1:56 AM CST 7 comments Comments The 17-year-old told the judge that he was new to Facebook. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot) (Newser) – A Zimbabwe teenager's backside will be taking the heat for an ill-judged Facebook comment. The 17-year-old boy was convicted of "criminal insult," and sentenced to two strokes from a cane after taking a photograph of a woman, posting it on Facebook, and calling her a "typical prostitute," ABC reports. In his defense, he argued that he was new to Facebook. This is believed to be the African country's first Facebook-related caning, although not its first Facebook arrest: Zimbabweans have been jailed for making political comments on Facebook, including remarks supporting uprisings in North Africa.