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Long Valley Man Admits Stealing Steel, Gets 3 Years in Prison

Thomas Corter will serve time in state prison for second time since 2008, report says.

Long Valley Man Admits Stealing Steel, Gets 3 Years in Prison

After pleading guilty to receiving stolen property and violating the terms of his probation, Thomas Corter will spend the next three years in prison.

The Long Valley man, 26, was accused of selling steel that had been stolen from Independence Township, according to lehighvalleylive.com.

When Corter was arrested for the incident in November, he was two months along into a five-year term with the Warren County drug court program, the report said. The drug court program came after Corter pleaded guilty in September 2013 to charges of burglary and theft, the report said.

Warren County Judge Ann Bartlett sentenced Corter to a second three-year term for the September incident, which will be served concurrently with the November incident, the report said.

Corter pleaded guilty in 2008 to charges of criminal sexual contact, burglary and theft, the report said, when he was accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. He was sentenced to five years in prison for that crime. 

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