A woman in New York has been detained for supposedly harassing a child with a genetic disorder.
26-year-old Krista Sewell of Melville supposedly posted messages terrorizing the child, who has a severe genetic disorder that alters the skin on Facebook, Instagram and GoFundMe campaign who helping the child’s parents.
The Long Island woman also supposedly mailed threatening letters to the child’s home, police told.
Anna Riley, 2-year-old, lives in Ulster County in the Hudson Valley and experiences from Harlequin ichthyosis, which makes skin abnormalities and have an influence on breathing and movement. Her mother, Jennie Riley, is outspoken on social media regarding the condition in an effort to educate people.
Riley told her daughter was born with a critical condition and that she has created a choice to teach people publicly on Facebook and Instagram.
On Sunday, after the news of Sewell’s arrest became public, Riley wrote on Instagram that she refuses for her daughter to sneak from her disorder with some sort of guilt about having different skin.
Riley praised officials for their diligence and commitment as well as their kindness in examining the case.
Police told, Sewell was charged with aggravated harassment, stalking, and hate crime with aggravated harassment. She was still being kept in the Ulster County Jail as of Sunday, a spokesperson for the jail told. It is not obvious if she has hired an attorney.