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East Stroudsburg man arrested on child porn charges

East Stroudsburg man arrested on child porn charges

Jun 19, 2017
Erik Decker, 21, of East Stroudsburg, is behind bars on charges that he shared child pornography in an online chat room on the website Chatstep.com. In April of this year, detectives from the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney received an online tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children concerning someone having uploaded and shared a photograph depicting a nude female child involved in a sex act in a chat room on Chatstep.com.  Investigation into this tip eventually led investigators to Decker’s home on Elk Street in the Borough of East Stroudsburg. Several w…

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Three East Stroudsburg residents sentenced in two separate child abuse case

Three East Stroudsburg residents sentenced in two separate child abuse case

May 24, 2017
A trio of East Stroudsburg adults convicted of child abuse were handed lengthy state sentences on Tuesday. Rafeal Ray Olivo, and his wife, Christina Nazario, who were each found guilty at trial of multiple felonies on February 10, could both spend the next decade behind bars in a State Correctional Institute. The Honorable Jonathan Mark sentenced Olivo, 36, of East Stroudsburg, to an aggregate term of 79 to 158 months (6 years, 7 months to 13 years, 2 months) in a State Correctional Facility with a consecutive period of three years’ probation. Nazario, Olivo’s co-defendant, received a sente…

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East Stroudsburg man arrested on child porn charges

East Stroudsburg man arrested on child porn charges

May 19, 2017
William Garris, Jr., 36, of East Stroudsburg, was arrested this morning and charged with possessing and sharing child pornography on Facebook following a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. In late April, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a “cybertip” from the staff of Facebook, indicating that a Facebook user had been trading files of child pornography with other users through their private messaging service.  That tip was then forwarded to the Detective Brian Webbe of the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney’s cybercrime un…

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Four men charged in the hazing death of Chun Hsien “Michael” Deng plead guilty

Four men charged in the hazing death of Chun Hsien “Michael” Deng plead guilty

May 15, 2017
The four men charged with murder for the hazing death of 18 year old Chun Hsien “Michael” Deng have pled guilty. Kenny Kwan, 28, Charles Lai, 26, Raymond Lam, 23, and Sheldon Wong, 24, pled guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter as accomplices and Hindering Apprehension for concealing or destroying evidence for their respective roles in the December 2013 death and ensuing attempt at hiding their crimes. Deng was a pledge to the Baruch Colony of the Pi Delta Psi Fraternity in the fall of 2013 when he was forced to participate in a Fraternity required function known as the “Glass Ceiling” at a rente…

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2016 Drug Task Force Officer of the Year to be announced May 17, 2017

2016 Drug Task Force Officer of the Year to be announced May 17, 2017

May 15, 2017
Each year the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney selects a Drug Task Force Officer of the Year from nominations submitted by the police chiefs from the Stroud Area Regional Police, Pocono Mountain Regional Police, Pocono Township Police Department, the East Stroudsburg University Police Department and the MCDA Detective Unit. The ideal candidate is selected based upon his or her achievements, activities and contributions for the advancement of MCDA DTF goals. The candidate selected must have a proven track record in the operations and coordination of county wide illegal drug invest…

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