Former East Stroudsburg University student accused of stalking and harassing professor

- Police say a former East Stroudsburg University student has been charged with stalking and harassing her professor. 

According to investigators, 23-year-old Tabitha Golembeski, Swoyersville, Pa., was taken into custody on an arrest warrant for stalking and harassment charges.

The investigation revealed that in December of 2016 Tabitha Golembeski was a student at East Stroudsburg University. According to police, she sent her academic advisor an email requesting to be reassigned to another advisor, specifically asking for a female instead of a male.

Investigators say the next day Golembeski entered the professor’s office while he was reading emails on his computer and kissed him. The professor immediately reported this to the university and campus police. Golembeski was allowed to remain on campus and enrolled as a student; however, she was assigned a new academic advisor and instructed to have no contact with the professor.

According to authorities, that's when the letters and phone calls began. From December of 2016 to June of 2018 Golembeski called the professor repeatedly. 

Police say she slipped two notes under his office door telling him that she did not regret the incident and that she wanted to have sex with the professor, leaving her contact phone number and telling him that she would be staying in a hotel. She then began sending the professor letters explaining her mental health history, previous suicide attempt and said she loved him, according to police. 

Ultimately, East Stroudsburg University told Golembeski that she cannot return to the campus.

In May of 2018, it’s alleged that Golembeski sent a Facebook message to the professor’s daughter-in-law. Then, she allegedly sent a letter to his wife. Additional letters were sent to the professor, according to police. 

Concerned about Golembeski’s mental state and potential mental instability authorities obtained a warrant for her arrest on July 12 and she was charged with stalking and harassment.

Bail has been set at $2,500. Her preliminary hearing is set for July 24. 

The investigation is ongoing and detectives have reason to believe that there may be more victims. If you have information or previous dealings with Golembeski, please contact Detective Kim Lippincott by email at klippincott@monroecountypa.gov.

 

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