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Man sentenced on failure to register charge

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man has been sentenced for failing to register, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Thomas Ziniewicz, 49, of Vernon Township was sentenced before the Honorable Louis S. Sceusi, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on August 5, Koch said.

Ziniewicz was sentenced to five years of probation and 120 days in the Morris County Correctional Facility, to be served on weekends. He was ordered to submit a DNA sample and pay fines and fees totaling $155.00, Koch said.

Ziniewicz pled guilty on June 14 to third-degree failure to register, Koch said.

According to Koch, Ziniewicz failed to notify the Vernon Township Police Department of his change in employment status as a person requiring registration under the New Jersey Sex Offender Act, Koch said.

Ziniewicz was represented by Bruce C. Farrier, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Donald F. Cox, Jr.

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