Posted: Mar 4, 2010 5:04 PM by Lori Steele
Updated: Mar 4, 2010 9:37 PM
A man is in jail after he admitted sending a racially charged email to the African American museum in Donaldsonville.
That email was addressed to the founder of the museum and sent during Black History Month.
George Kostulsky, 44, of Kenner is now charged with cyberstalking
Kathe Hambrick Jackson tells News 2 she can't believe "...that someone would take the time to send me something like that in this day and age."
The email contains racial slurs and this: "I wanted to let you know you're nothing, your poor excuse for a race is nothing and your museum is nothing." It also says, "Get ready for the heat" and "Burn in hell."
Investigators used those same words to find out who sent it. That's when they met Kostulsky. Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley says Kostulsky doesn't know Kathe and has never been to the museum.
Sheriff Wiley says Kostulsky admitted "He was working on his bigotry. He knew he has hate issues with minorities, with African Americans."
If convicted, Kostulsky could face up to six months in jail, plus fines. Sheriff Wiley says it may be time for legislators to stiffen the penalites associated with this type of crime.
As for Kathe, she plans to use this experience to educate others about tolerance in her community.