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Long Island woman busted for threatening Ulster County child with genetic skin disease


Added 11-09-19 11:13:02am EST - “Krista Sewell, of Melville, was nabbed by New York State Police in Kingston, N.Y. on Wednesday after they linked her to several posts on social media.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Long Island woman busted for threatening Ulster County child with genetic skin disease”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Cops have arrested a Long Island woman who they say cyber-stalked and threatened a child suffering from a genetic skin disorder, for almost a year.

Krista Sewell, of Melville, was nabbed by New York State Police in Kingston, N.Y. on Wednesday after they linked her to several posts on social media.

The targeted child lives in Ulster County and suffers from Harlequin Ichthyosis, a genetic skin disorder that makes the skin harden and crack, county authorities said.

Sewell, 26, is accused of leaving threatening posts since last December on Facebook, Instagram and a GoFundMe page set up by the victim’s family asking for donations for the child’s continued medical care.

State police charged Sewell with aggravated harassment, stalking and aggravated harassment as a hate crime.

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