A Fort Lee man who previously worked as a Maryland Corrections Officer, has been arrested on charges similar to what he was charged with last year. Nicolay Levinson a 32 year old was charged with making terroristic threats, 2 counts of bias intimidation, 2 counts of distribution of obscene material, 3 counts of stalking, contempt of court, and 5 counts of harassment. Mr. Levinson began contacting the Fort Lee police again. He sent threatening and harassing letters to Fort Lee residents, businesses, and police department members. The Bergen County Prosecutors Office as well as Fort Lee police arrested Nicolay Levinson and during a search warrant of his residence they found letters that contained racial, homophobic, and threatening messages and threats to commit violent criminal acts. Captain Stanley Zon said. The investigation that ensued also led to there being more letters sent to police and residents of Bergen County. Those contacted lived in Paramus, Leonia, Montvale, and Tenafly. The NYPD and Baltimore Department of Public Safety and Corrections Services were also sent letters. The Fort Lee police also regard this case as ongoing as more information may come to light.
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Under N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3 which is making Terroristic threats. It is a crime of the 3rd degree and a person if found guilty will be punished with a New Jersey State Prison sentence of up to 5 years. It involves threatening to commit any crime of violence with the purpose to terrorize another person or building. It also includes threatening to kill someone with the purpose to instill imminent fear of death.
N.J.S.A. 2C:16-1 which is Bias intimidation, a person intimidates another because of their race, sexual orientation, religion, gender etc. The way in which the intimidation also occurs is a critical part of bias intimidation. Bias Intimidation is a serious offense in New Jersey and if charged with this it will be charged one degree higher than what the additional charges are.
N.J.S.A. 2C:34-2 is Distribution of obscene materials. It involves the selling, distributing,any description, of narrative accounts, displays, or depictions of a sexual activity. It is a crime of the 4th degree which if found guilty is punishable by up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.
N.J.S.A. 2C:12-10 is Stalking and it is a crime of the 4th degree. It involves the persistent course of conduct directed at one individual that would cause that person to fear for their safety and suffer emotional distress. If found guilty of a crime of the 4th degree a person is looking at up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.
N.J.S.A. 2A:10-1 is Contempt of Court and depending on the nature of the situation a person can face time in the county jail if convicted.
N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4 is Harassment and it is either a disorderly persons offense or a crime of the 4th degree if while committing the act, the defendant was serving a term of imprisonment or was on parole or probation. A person found guilty of a crime of the 4th degree is looking at up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.
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