Former ESU student stalks professor and family, arrested

TABITHA GOLEMBESKI, 23 of Swoyersville, PA

A 23-year-old was arrested in Monroe County after allegedly harassing and stalking an East Stroudsburg University (ESU) professor and his family.

The Monroe County District Attorney's Office says Tabitha Golembeski, of Swoyersville, abruptly kissed her male professor back in December 2016.

This incident happened one day after Golembeski requested to be reassigned to a female advisor instead of a male.

The professor immediately reported Golembeski's actions to the university and campus police.

Investigators say from December 2016 to June 2018 she continuously called and wrote letters to the professor.

Golembeski allegedly then sent him letters via US mail explaining her mental health history, previous suicide attempt, and saying she loved him.

According to officials, ESU took actions and told her she could not return to campus.

Golembeski sent a Facebook message to the professor's daughter-in-law and sent a letter to his wife. The professor also received more letters, containing inappropriate photos of a women's torso and breast.

The district attorney's office charged her with stalking and harassment Thursday, concerned for Golembeski's mental state and potential mental instability.

She was taken into custody and is currently at the Monroe County Correctional Facility at $2,500 bail.

This investigation is ongoing. If you have information or previous dealings with Ms. Golembeski, please contact Detective Kim Lippincott by email at klippincott@monroecountypa.gov.

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