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Monroe County Office of the District Attorney
610 Monroe Street, Suite 126
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Tel:  (570) 517-3052
Fax: (570) 517-3849 


Criminal Case File Highlights

Shicon Jordan, 40, of Stroudsburg, was sentenced to 110 to 120 months in prison for burglarizing unoccupied hotel rooms at the Quality Inn in Stroudsburg.  

Jordan has several other pending cases, including punching a woman and stealing her car and shooting at his ex-girlfriend at another Stroudsburg hotel. 

Assistant District Attorney Chad Martinez prosecuted the case.

Cynthia Hartopp, 29, a former art teacher at the East Stroudsburg North High School, pled guilty to institutional sexual assault and was sentenced to 15 to 48 months in prison for having a sexual relationship with two students.

Assistant District Attorney  Michael Rakaczewski prosecuted the case.

Stephen Dondero, 43, of East Stroudsburg, was sentenced to 2 ½ to 7 ½ years in state prison for possessing and disseminating child pornography.  

Dondero had accumulated over 230,000 videos and photos of children engaged in sex acts over 10 years.

Assistant District Attorney  Michael Rakaczewski  prosecuted the case.

Joseph Shuman, 25, of Tobyhanna, pled nolo contendere to attempted homicide, arson and recklessly endangering another person. He was sentenced to 10.5 to 21 years in prison for intentionally disabling a fire alarm and setting fire to a residence while 4 deaf individuals were asleep inside.

Assistant District Attorney Kimberly A. Butts prosecuted the case.

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