According to the New Orleans Police Department, a 57-year-old woman is suspected of emailing a string of racist emails to the newsroom of a local tv station and calling out an on-air personality.
Caroline Kain was arrested on a charge of cyberstalking on Friday, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
According to documents filed in criminal court by police, Kain sent 81 emails to the network between May 5 and May 11, regularly using the N-word to reference to station employees.
According to court filings, the emails were sent from an email account that had Kain’s first initial, last name, and the year she was born.
Several of the messages targeted one on-air reporter, including rants that attacked the employee’s looks, wrongly accused her of criminal conduct “punishable by death,” and requested that the station terminate her.
Police got a judge’s authority to review information connected to the Email account that was generating the messages, allowing authorities to connect the account to Kain.
Anyone convicted of first-time cyberstalking faces a year in jail.
The NOPD says it detained Kain with the assistance of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office on Friday.