Woman in court after cyber sex sting

Posted at 9:00 AM, Apr 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-11 10:29:07-04

A Dearborn Heights woman accused of trying to have a sexual encounter with a man and his underage daughter was in court today for her probable cause hearing. 

Detectives with the Macomb County Sheriff's Office regularly monitor what they call fishy websites and chats. That's how they say they found 38-year-old Kristina Howarth before she found a real victim.

Howarth has been charged with two counts of sexually abusive activity and one count of using the internet to commit a crime.

According to investigators, she was chatting online with a detective who posed as a man with an underage daughter and proposed to meet for sex with both.

When she arrived at the meeting she was arrested.