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Teaneck PD: Cyberdate Arrested After Threatening Woman

Asanga Gunaratne
Asanga Gunaratne Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy TEANECK PD

TEANECK, N.J. – A Teaneck woman was harassed by a Somerset County man she met on a dating site who threatened to post personal information about her unless she met him, said police who arrested him.

Asanga Gunaratne, 44, of Warren, was charged with luring and cyber-harassment following an investigation by township detectives, Police Chief Glenn M. O’Reilly said Friday.

The woman said she met Gunaratne on SeekingArrangement.com, O’Reilly said.

“Subpoenas were obtained and served upon the website to determine” his identity, the chief said.

After detectives arrested him on Wednesday, Gunaratne was ordered released on a summons pending a scheduled first appearance May 24 in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, he said.

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