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Sussex County woman pleads guilty to harassing 13-year-old girl

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County woman has pleaded guilty to harassing a 13-year-old girl, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch.

Elizabeth A. Hogoboom-Szluka, 45, of Branchville Borough pled guilty to fourth-degree cyber harassment on June 28 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Koch said.

In pleading guilty, Hogoboom-Szluka admitted to sending comments on social media which were indecent or lewd with the intention of harassing a 13-year-old girl, Koch said.

Hogoboom-Szluka is scheduled to be sentenced on September 8 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C., Koch siad.

Hogoboom-Szluka was represented by William Oake, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.

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