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Palmerton man given jail term for striking child

Published January 31. 2012 05:01PM

A Palmerton man was given a Carbon County jail term on Monday after previously admitting to striking a young child. He was one of several defendants who previously entered guilty pleas to criminal counts that were sentenced by Judge Steven R. Serfass.

Palmerton incident

Adam Cebrosky, 24, was sentenced to serve two to one day less 24 months in jail on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child.

Cebrosky was arrested by Palmerton police on July 21, 2011, at the Palmerton Hospital. Police were called to the emergency room by personnel of the Office of Children & Youth.

Upon arrival officers said a 11-year-old boy was receiving medical treatment of multiple bruises on his face. Police said the incident occurred at a residence along Lehigh Avenue. Reportedly, Cebrosky said he struck the child because he wouldn't listen to his mother.

Serfass also ordered Cebrosky to get a drug and alcohol evaluation (D&A) and follow any recommendation for treatment, attend and complete anger management counseling, attend and complete parenting classes, submit to randon urine testing, have no unsupervised contact with the victim until he completes all conditions of the sentence, and zero tolerance imposed on D&A use.

Other cases

Other defendants who appeared before Serfass included:

Edward W. Butterworth, 58, of Lansford, was sentenced to serve 30 days to six months in prison on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. He was arrested on July 21, 2011, and previously placed in the county's Accelerated Rehabiliation Disposition (ARD) probation program for first time offenders. He was revoked for testing positive for alcohol use.

Serfass also ordered he get a D&A evaluation, pay a fine of $500, license suspended for a year, and zero tolerance imposed on D&A use. He was given credit for 12 days spent in jail on the charge.

Joseph Anthony Pellegrino, 45, of Summit Hill, was placed on probation for a total of two years on charges of receiving stolen property and accidents involving damage to property. He was arrested on Feb. 3, 2011, at Oak and North sstreets., in Summit Hill, where he was involved in an accident. He was driving without a license.

Serfass ordered he get both a D&A and mental health evaluations, and zero tolerance imposed on D&A use.

On a driving under suspension charge he was fined $500 a warned by Serfass if he was arrested again for driving under suspension he would be revoked from probation and serve a jail term.

Dominique Antionette Williams, 21, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was sentenced to time served (three days) to one day less 24 months in prison on a charge of criminal conspiracy-receiving stolen property. She was arrested on June 27, 2001, by state police at Fern Ridge following a vehicle stop in which officers found stolen American Express gift cards valued at $4,850.

Serfass ordered her to get a mental health evaluation, supply a DNA sample, render 100 hours of community service, make restitution of $2,425, and have no contact with her co-defendant.

Each defendant must also pay court costs, which average close to $1,000, and a $50 per month supervision fee while on probation or parole.

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