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East Stroudsburg couple arrested for human trafficking
Oct 6, 2015
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11 people federally indicted for selling heroin in Monroe County
Oct 1, 2015
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Stroudsburg, PA 18360

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Criminal Case File Highlights

Richard Keiper, 68, of Boyd, Texas, was convicted of the 1968 murder of Alfred Barnes in Chestnuthill Township. 

Keiper is scheduled to be sentenced in October, and faces life in prison. 

First Assistant District Attorney Michael Mancuso 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.

Nathan Sauers, 35, of Canadensis, was sentenced to 5 to 10 years in state prison for possessing and disseminating child pornography.  

Sauers was convicted by a jury of 20 counts of child pornography and 1 count of criminal use of a communication facility.

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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