[Ed. – This woman needs help of this kind.]
A New York woman was arrested and charged with harassing a child with special needs for a year on social media and through the mail.
New York State Police charged Krista Sewell, 26, of Meville, on Long Island, with aggravated harassment, stalking and a felony hate crime on Thursday.
Police say Sewell repeatedly threatened a toddler, Anna, who was born in 2017 with harlequin ichthyosis, a genetic disorder that creates hard, thick skin separated by deep cracks that can cause breathing difficulties, among other issues.
The girl’s mother, Jennie Riley, had been sharing information about her daughter’s condition on Facebook and Instagram in hope of educating the public about her condition, she told NBC New York in a statement.
“Although I knew there was a possibility for negativity, I never expected to receive the messages that were sent to me,” Riley said.