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


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. Advertisement  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  She also sent threatening letters to the victim’s home, police said. State police charged Sewell with aggravated harassment, stalking and aggravated harassment as a hate crime  An Ulster County judge ordered her held without bail. She is due back in court Tuesday  New York State Police in Kingston are urging anyone who may have been targeted by Sewell to reach out

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