A woman who filmed the rape of a baby is now being targeted with threats by outraged members of the public. Radio New Zealand reports that 23-year-old Krystal Harvey has been sentenced to eight months of home detention, along with 100 hours of community service after she was convicted of her crimes. Numerous people believe that the punishment wasn’t harsh enough, so is this woman in danger?
Threats against Harvey have allegedly originated on social media, where thousands of people have united against the woman convicted of sex crimes against a child. The Facebook page Krystal Harvey Should Go To Prison has more than 3,000 followers. Meanwhile, folks on Twitter are also paying attention to this shocking case.
The New Zealand Herald reported earlier this week that the convicted child molester would not serve any actual jail time for her crimes. The 23-year-old woman admittedly filmed herself raping her own 1-year-old son, which she sold to a pedophile for $300. She then used the $300 to buy herself a laptop, exhibiting an incredibly low price in exchange for the bond between mother and child, and the innocence of a baby.
Her children have permanently been removed from her custody, and are now being raised by her parents — who have spoken out against her actions with great shock and disgust. They worry about the day that will come when they have to explain to the child victim what happened to him, and why he cannot ever see his biological mother.
News of the woman’s seemingly lenient sentence has angered people to the point that she is now the target of threats. Thousands of people on social media are outraged that the rape of a child didn’t even land this woman in jail, and they believe that she’s been given nothing more than a slap on the wrist for her actions. The fact that she did these horrendous things for nothing more than a $300 laptop computer has only added fuel to the rage being expressed toward her. Some people are even calling for her death, publicly, on Facebook and Twitter.
— HATRED (@hatrednz) January 25, 2016
Here is the disgusting excuse of a human being. Krystal Harvey, the lady who sexually assaulted a 1 year old???????????????????? pic.twitter.com/1n2RPnAsQH
— Q (@Heyo_Muriwai) January 26, 2016
Authorities in New Zealand are taking threats against Krystal Harvey seriously. However, they are not commenting further on the investigation, or whether or not anyone will be prosecuted for threatening to harm the convicted woman. It’s evident that authorities are not condoning any acts or threats of vigilante justice against the woman convicted of charges associated with child rape and exploitation.
This scum needs to be out of our community and away from our children. This filthy excuse of a human being from Waiuku…
Krystal Harvey 23 filmed herself sexually violating 1yr old sold it for $300 & bought a laptop 8 mths home detention https://t.co/sZuiB0YE16
— Pat McNair (@patsimack) January 26, 2016
Do you think Krystal Harvey was let off too easily by the court? It should be noted that the woman will not apparently be required to register as a sex offender once she has completed her sentence. It also hasn’t been clarified if she will ever be allowed to have custody of any future children that she brings into the world.
[Photo via Krystal Harvey Should Go To Prison/Facebook]