#childmolestor | Sex offender accused of stalking, invasion of privacy in 3rd area chain store

A Monroe County man who accused of failing to register as a sex offender following a 2017 arrest in Northampton County and stalking women and children in stores is facing more charges, authorities said.

Rocky C. Sokolowski, 36, of Polk Township, Monroe County was previously charged on Aug. 6 with two counts of stalking and invasion of privacy from incidents spanning June through this month. He was accused of following women and minors through Dollar Tree stores on Route 611 in Hamilton Township and Route 209 in Chestnuthill Township, and Weis Market on Route 209 in Chestnuthill Township.

Investigators found Sokolowski additionally was following a woman around Rite Aid along Route 209 in Chestnuthill Township on July 26, Pennsylvania State Police in Stroudsburg said.

In the incidents at Dollar Tree and Weis, Sokolowski used a cellphone camera to film the groin and buttocks of women, “along with positioning himself directly below women, on his knees in an attempt to smell these same intimate areas,” according to police. In the Rite Aid incident, police said Sokolowski photographed and “smelled” the female victim.

Sokolowski also allegedly provided false address information, in violation of Megan’s Law registration requirements.

He was ordered in December 2017 to register for 15 years as a Megan’s Law offender following his arrest by Colonial Regional police for invasion of privacy the prior June in Lower Nazareth Township. He admitted taking an up-skirt photo of a woman inside Kohl’s and was also sentenced to one year’s probation.

In the Aug. 6 charges, Sokolowski was taken into custody by Troopers Justin Leri, Brian Noll, Milagros Holguin and Garrett Lare. He was arraigned before District Judge Thomas R. Shiffer Jr, who set bail at $100,000. In lieu of bail, Sokolowski initially was sent to the Monroe County jail but court records indicate he then posted bail on Aug. 7.

After being released from prison, police said Sokolowski again failed to update his residency to Megan’s Law. He was arraigned this past Friday on the additional charges before Judge Shiffer, who set bail at a combined $200,000. In lieu of bail, Sokolowski was sent back to the Monroe County jail, where he remained Sunday.

Following is Sokolowski’s Megan’s Law Public Report, also available by search at pameganslaw.state.pa.us.

Rocky C. Sokolowski, 36, of Polk Township

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Pamela Sroka-Holzmann may be reached at pholzmann@lehighvalleylive.com.

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