Who is Caroline Kain? Louisiana woman uses N-word in racist emails to TV station, charged with cyberstalking
The email address from which these racist emails were sent to the TV staton had Caroline Kain’s first initial, last name and the year she was born
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA: A 57-year-old Harvey woman got arrested on cyberstalking charges after she allegedly sent a series of threatening and racist emails to a local TV news station.
Caroline Kain was booked on Friday, May 21, on a count of cyberstalking, the New Orleans Police Department said in a statement on Monday, May 24. The police documents filed in criminal court accuse Kain of sending 81 emails to the TV station between May 5 and May 11. In the e-mails, Kain referred to the station employees by the N-word. The email address from which these racist emails were sent, had Kain’s first initial, last name and the year she was born, according to the court records.
Most of the emails were for one female on-air reporter, which included rants that insulted her appearance, baselessly accused her of criminal conduct “punishable by death." In some of the emails, Kain also demanded the TV station to fire or replace her. All these messages were sent to a public email address that automatically forwards messages to many of the station’s staff members. It was reported that the station allegedly targeted by Kain went on to hire extra security for their staff after receiving the barrage of anti-Black invective. The station alerted authorities on May 7, 2021.
According to Louisiana law, cyberstalking includes the use of email or other electronic communications “to another repeatedly, whether or not conversation ensues, for threatening, terrifying, or harassing any person.” Law and Crime reported, "A first offense carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison, a $2,000 fine, or both. Repeat offenses under this section can carry up to five years in prison. Additional penalties can also include the state seizing and impounding the “electronic communication device under the person’s control” that was used to accomplish the cyberstalking offense in question."
According to the NOPD Kain has since been released from the custody of the Orleans Justice Center on a $2,500 bond.