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Sussex County man sentenced on stalking charge

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County has been sentenced on a stalking charge, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray.

Thomas Scott, 36, of Hamburg Borough was sentence don March 22 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Murray said.

Scott was sentenced to 120 days in Morris County Correctional Facility and 3 years probation. In addition to the standard conditions of probation, he must also complete a batterer’s intervention program and substance abuse evaluation, follow all recommendations therefrom, and pay fines and fees, Murray said.

On Jan. 3, Scott pled guilty to fourth-degree stalking. In pleading guilty, he admitted to knowingly engaging in a course of conduct directed at the victim which caused her to fear for her safety and cause emotional distress, Murray said.

Scott was represented by Peter Gilbreth, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Vanessa Henderson.

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