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County detectives seek man wanted on child porn charges

August 26, 2014

Mario Dos Santos Perez, 26, with a last known address of Wigwam Park Road in Stroud Township, is being sought by county detectives on charges of possessing child pornography.  

During a search warrant of Pere'z apartment on August 13, detectives from the District Attorney's Office and Officers from the Stroud Area Regional Police Department discovered numerous videos and images of children as young as 3 years old engaged in sexual acts with adults.

Perez, who had been downloading those files from the Internet, was not home at the time.

Attempts to locate or contact Perez have been unsuccessful.

Please see our Most Wanted page for more information. 


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Visit us at the West End Fair!

July 31, 2014

Come out to the 93rd annual West End Fair in Gilbert, PA being held August 24th through August 30th!  The Office of the District Attorney will have our booth set up, so stop by and say hi.

The focus of our booth this year will be combating fraud and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim.  As always, we'll also have handouts and coloring books for the kids to teach them about Internet safety, avoiding gangs and drugs, as well as other goodies!

For more info on the fair, visit 


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

Dominique Smith, 19, of Tobyhanna, was sentenced to 6 to 18 years in prison for shooting a girl in Coolbaugh township two years ago during a drug deal gone bad near A Pocono Country Place.  Smith was originally charged with attempted murder, but pled guilty to aggravated assault.  

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.

Frank Bianco, 38, of Tannersville, and a former EMT with local ambulance corps, who had pled guilty to attempting have sex with a 15 year old female during an undercover online sex sting, was sentenced to 3 to 6 years in prison.

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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