Man Sentenced to County Jail and 12 Years of Probation for Repeatedly Stalking Woman
A 33-year-old man convicted of terrorizing a Bedminster Township woman for more than six years was sentenced on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, to the Bucks County Correctional Facility and 12 years of probation.
Andrew David Gold, of Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, was convicted by a Bucks County jury in August on two counts of possession of a device for the interception of communications, two counts of stalking and one count of harassment.
Deputy District Attorney Brittney M. Kern argued that Gold deserved a state prison sentence for “six years of escalating terror” against the victim, describing it as an extreme case of stalking.
She presented a timeline that detailed how Gold went from approaching and attempting to talk to the victim at random locations in 2015, to stalking and harassing her online and then going to her neighborhood to sit in his car or hide in bushes while using binoculars and listening devices.
Kern said Gold also repeatedly searched online for information on the victim, her address, and her family. Other searches by Gold included more terrifying topics like different types of poison and hiring a hitman, she added.
“This defendant poses a serious danger to the community and the victim,” Kern said.
Common Pleas Judge Gary B. Gilman sentenced Gold to county jail for one year less a day to two years less a day, followed by 12 years of probation. Gilman also ordered that Gold’s first nine months of release would include electronic monitoring.
Gold was also ordered to have no contact with the victim and her family and is required to stay at least 2,500 feet away from her at all times.
This exhaustive investigation was conducted by the Bedminster Township Police Department and the Bucks County Detectives and was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Brittney Kern.
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