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Sussex County man sentenced to 5 years in state prison for attempted sexual assault

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man was sentenced to five years in state prison for attempted sexual assault, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Daniel Szluka, 48, of Branchville was sentenced on October 10 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courtroom in Newton, Taggart said.

Szluka was sentenced to 5 years in New Jersey State Prison and following his prison sentence, he is also subject to registration requirements and is subject to parole supervision for life. He must also abide by Internet restrictions; No contact with children under 18-years-old; No contact with the victim or her family; Forfeit all items seized pursuant to the Search Warrant; Pay fines totaling $1,957, Taggart said.

Szluka pled guilty on May 13 to second-degree attempted sexual Assault a crime of the second degree. In pleading guilty, he admitted to attempting to have the victim, who was younger than sixteen years of age but older than thirteen, engage in sexual penetration at his direction during text conversations, Taggart said.

Szluka was represented by Andrew Delaney, Esq. and Anthony Iacullo, Esq., and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.

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