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Monday, April 12, 2010


But if it was you or me, it would be 21 years.



Original Article

Just flip the roles and a man doing the same to two teenage girls, and he'd be in prison for a lot longer than 21 months.


By Steve Lieberman

NANUET — A former prosecutor left state prison Thursday after spending 21 months behind bars for having sex with two underage boys.

_____, 46, the mother of four children, is living at 395 Avalon Gardens with her parents as a Level 2 sex offender, considered a moderate risk.

She is looking to appeal that classification by Judge Catherine Bartlett down to a minimum risk of Level 1 offender.

Bartlett sentenced _____ in July 2008 to two years in state prison on her guilty plea to third-degree rape and third-degree criminal sexual act.

_____ admitted she had intercourse with a 16-year-old boy in July 2007 and performed oral sex several times with a 15-year-old boy, including once in the bathroom of her Sloatsburg home in July 2007.

The 16-year-old boy had been dating _____'s eldest daughter at the time.

_____ provided alcohol and marijuana for the young men during parties at her home and urged her children to keep the information from their father, who was away.

_____'s action led to her disbarment as a lawyer, losing her job as a Ramapo deputy town attorney, and estrangement from her children. Her husband, Spring Valley Police Chief _____, filed for divorce.

_____'s lawyer, Gerard Damiani, argued for a maximum of six months in jail, noting similar offenders across the state got such sentences. Her pre-sentence reported noted she was not likely to repeat her offense.

While the Rockland District Attorney's Office considered _____ a child predator , prosecutors had been willing to accept a six-month jail sentence with 10 years probation.

Bartlett insisted on state prison time for _____.

A Rockland grand jury indicted _____ in January on five felony sex counts, five misdemeanor counts of third-degree sexual abuse and 25 misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

The endangering counts involved the providing or sharing of alcohol and marijuana with the two boys and five other minors during July and August 2007. She did not plead to those counts.


"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

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