- Monsey man Charged with Sex Attack (03/30/2012)
- Monsey man faces 40 counts of criminal sexual acts (03/30/2012)
- Monsey man jailed on 40 sex charges involving girl (03/31/2012)
- Kohn Receives Justice (01/31/2013)
Rockland Times - March 30, 2012
Town of Ramapo Police arrested a Monsey man Friday on charges of sexual abuse.
The man, Dovid Kohn, 59, of Monsey, also know as Avraham Perl, is being charged with 40 counts of a criminal sex act in the second degree for engaging in sexual conduct with a person younger than 15 years old, a class D felony. Kohn is also facing one count of sexual conduct with a child in the first degree, a class B felony, police said.
According to police, a female victim went to them about Kohn on March 19. Following an investigation they found Kohn had abused the victim over several years when she was between the ages of 12 and 15.
Town Justice R. Shoenberger arraigned Kohn and set bail at $1 million. Kohn is currently incarcerated at Rockland County Jail.
Police are encouraging any other victims to contact the Ramapo Police Detective Bureau.
Monsey man faces 40 counts of criminal sexual acts
News 12 - March 30, 2012
LoHud - March 31, 2012
RAMAPO — A 59-year-old Monsey man has been charged with 40 counts accusing him of having oral sex with a girl when she was between the ages of 12 and 15, police said Friday.
Dovid Kohn, also known as Avraham Perl, is being held on $1 million cash bail in the county jail in New City on 40 counts of second-degree criminal sex act and first-degree sexual conduct against a child.
The girl is now in her mid-20s, Ramapo Detective Lt. Mark Emma said Friday.
The woman came forward March 19 to file a complaint against Kohn, who runs a video business in Monsey that covers events for businesses.
“This happened over three years when she was between 12 and 15,” Emma said. “I wouldn’t question the motive of any victim who decides to come forward.”
Emma said there is no statute of limitations on sex crimes. The sexual-conduct charge is applied when the alleged abuse lasts at least three months.
Authorities would not say how the suspect and the woman knew each other.
The reason for the high bail from Justice Rhoda Schoenberger was because he uses two names, police said. The judge set bail at $5 million bond or $1 million cash.
His legal name is Avraham Perl and he has lived in the Monsey community for 30 years, said his lawyer, Kenneth Gribetz. He is married with three adult children.
Gribetz said his client will plead not guilty and will provide the court with documentation showing his legal identity.
“We will review the facts and circumstances of the case when the police and District Attorney’s Office provide us with the details,” Gribetz said.
Emma said anyone with information can call the Ramapo Police Department at 845-357-2400 and ask for the detective bureau.