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Sussex County man sentenced for stalking

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man has been sentenced for stalking, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Michael Kirsch, 40, of Stockholm was sentenced on May 4 before the Honorable Thomas J. Critchley, Jr., J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

Kirsch was sentenced to probation for a period of eighteen months. In addition to the standard conditions of probation, he must enroll in and complete the DECIDE program and pay fines and fees, Taggart said.

Kirsch pled guilty on March 8 to fourth-degree stalking. He admitted to engaging in a course of conduct with the intent of annoying or placing the victim in a reasonable fear for her safety, Taggart said.

Kirsch was represented by Anthony F. Gualano, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Vanessa Henderson.

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