WESTPORT, Conn. -- A Monroe woman was charged with sending a Westport child derogatory Facebook messages about the child's parent, according to police.
Westport Police responded to a North Avenue home on a report of harassment in October. The complainant said that her child had received a Facebook message with derogatory statements about the child's parent, police said. Officers determined that the messages were sent from a Facebook account in Monroe.
Police developed 37-year-old Margaret Hyman of Monroe as a suspect due to a protective order that was already in place and because she had been arrested for similar charges previously, police said. The protective order specifically said that Hyman was not to contact the protected parties in any manner, including electronic or telephone communications, and that she was not to contact the protected person's home, workplace or others, police said.
Hyman was living in Monroe at the time the messages were sent. Police said that Westport officers and detectives were able to determine that she had use her cell phone to log in and send the messages from her father's Facebook account.
A warrant was submitted for her arrest, and she turned herself in to police on Thursday. She was charged with second-degree harassment, criminal violation of a protective order and risk of injury to a child. She was released on a $10,000 bond and will appear in court March 13.