Authorities: Melville woman allegedly stalked special needs child

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A Melville woman is accused of harassing and stalking a special needs child.

State troopers say 25-year-old Krista Sewell harassed a child from upstate, who suffers from a severe genetic disorder that affects the skin, for nearly a year.

They say Sewell posted threatening messages on Facebook, Instagram and GoFundMe sites and mailed letters to the victims' home.

She's being held in the Ulster County Jail.

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