Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces the return of a guilty verdict in the trial of Yong S. Kim, 44. The jury trial commenced on May 26, 2015 in front of the Honorable Salem Vincent Ahto, J.S.C. , and verdicts were returned on June 16, 2015 and June 18, 2015. The jury returned a verdict of guilty against Yong S. Kim on counts of Stalking, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C: 12-10b; Stalking in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-10c; and Contempt of Court, in violation of N.J.S.A.2C:29-9a. The jury deliberated over the first phase of a bifurcated trial on June 16, 2015 and rendered a verdict of guilty on two counts of stalking. The jury then deliberated on June 18, 2015 over the charges presented during the second phase of the trial and returned a verdict of guilty of stalking in violation of an existing court order and contempt of court. This prosecution stemmed from the arrest of Yong S. Kim for his role in stalking a female with whom he did not have a prior relationship. The stalking had occurred in New Jersey however, the defendant was apprehended in Cincinnati, Ohio. A restraining order had been issued in New Jersey which the defendant violated resulting in contempt of court. Assistant Prosecutor Brian DiGiacomo represented the State during the prosecution of this matter with Agent Augustine Amato as investigative support. This matter is scheduled for sentencing before the Honorable Salem Vincent Ahto, J.S.C. on July 23, 2015.
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