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Sussex County man pleads guilty to failure to register charge

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man has entered a guilty plea to a failure to register charge, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

Thomas Ziniewicz, 48, of Vernon Township pled guilty to an accusation of third-degree failure to register before the Honorable Louis S. Sceusi, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on June 14, Koch said.

In pleading guilty, Ziniewicz admitted to failing to notify the Vernon Township Police Department of his change in employment status as a person requiring registration under applicable New Jersey Statutes, Koch said.

Ziniewicz is scheduled to be sentenced on August 5, 2021.

The case was investigated by Detective Keith Curry of the Vernon Township Police Department.

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

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