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Sussex County woman sentenced to probation for harassing 13-year-old girl

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County woman was sentenced to probation for harassing a 13-year-old girl, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch.

Elizabeth Hogoboom-Szluka, 45, of Branchville Borough was sentenced on October 27 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

Hogoboom-Szluka was sentenced to two years probation and in addition to the standard conditions of probation, she must also complete 100 hours of community service, a mental health evaluation and follow all recommendations, no contact with victim or the victim’s family, and must pay $182 in fines and fees, Taggart said.

She pled guilty on June 28 to fourth-degree cyber harassment, Taggart said.

Hogoboom-Szluka admitted to sending comments via social media which were indecent or lewd with the intention of harassing a 13-year-old girl, Taggart said.

Hogoboom-Szluka was represented by William J. Oake, Esq., and the State was represented by Special DAG/Acting Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.

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