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White neighbor gets prison for harassing black family

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A neighbor accused of harassing and using racial epithets against a black Pennsylvania family for years has been sentenced to two to four years in prison.

The (Allentown) Morning Call reports a Northampton County judge sentenced 45-year-old Robert Kujawa on Friday. A jury convicted him of ethnic intimidation, harassment and stalking.

Prosecutors said Kujawa hung Confederate flags in his windows that faced his neighbor's Bethlehem Township home and used a racial slur against the mother and her son. Family members said the man used a pellet gun to shoot out their outdoor lights and damage their furniture.

Kujawa, who is white, apologized Friday.

His attorney denied that his client used the racial slur.

He had previously been convicted twice of crimes against the family, including harassment.

Information from: The Morning Call, http://www.mcall.com

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