Press Release - Sentencing of John M. Zalasky
Release Date: September 13, 2021
September 9, 2021
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch announced the sentencing of John M. Zalasky, who appeared before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. in the Sussex County virtual Court room in Newton on September 9, 2021.
Zalasky, age 42, of Hopatcong, was sentenced to two years non-custodial Probation. Along with the standard conditions of Probation he must also obtain a Mental Health evaluation and comply with all recommendations, submit a DNA sample, have no contact with the victim, and pay $157.00 in fines and fees including $5.00 monthly Probation Supervision fee.
He pled guilty on August 4, 2021, to Contempt, a crime of the fourth degree.
The defendant sent inappropriate letters to the victim, which included inappropriate language, violating a court order that was set forth by a Municipal Court Judge in May of 2020. The letters continued being sent to the victim despite the court’s prior orders.
Zalasky was represented by Matthew W. Young, Esq. and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Magdalen Czykier.