Monroe County Man Arrested For Burglary, Rape
MONROE COUNTY– Eric Hoffman, 22, of East Stroudsburg is facing a dozen charges including rape, burglary and sex assault.
State police said it was between 6 and 7 am Monday morning when Hoffman sneaked into a woman’s house in the East Stroudsburg area through a basement window.
According to court papers, once inside, Hoffman “…stood outside her door for approximately twenty minutes,” before waking her and forcibly raping her at gunpoint.
Afterwards, the victim told troopers Hoffman “…continuously apologized and related he was going to kill himself. “
Investigators said Hoffman left and was later arrested on a railroad trestle over the Delaware River.
In custody, state police said Hoffman admitted to the crime and told them he has just checked out of a mental health clinic on Saturday.
That same day, he admitted to buying the gun he used during the rape but said “…it was not loaded. “
Hoffman is locked up in Monroe County on $200,000 bail.