Suffern, NY (June 21, 2019) – As of Friday morning, June 21st, the Suffern-based gymnastics coach who was accused of sexually abusing numerous young girls has pleaded guilty to one of the charges against him. 68-year-old Joseph Lewin, of Port Chester, was arrested last year on multiple counts of sexual abuse against a child.
Lewin was initially indicted on eight counts of sexual abuse against seven different girls, each under the age of 13-years-old. The victims were reported to have been students at his gyms located in Suffern and Hillburn between the years of 2007 and 2014.
Lewin ultimately accepted a plea deal that will afford him the opportunity to serve no more than four years in state prison, as well as five years’ post-release supervision. Sentencing will be imposed on September 9th, according to authorities.
Sexual Abuse in New York
Before anything else, we wish to express our deepest sympathies to the several victims of this despicable and horrendous predator. We can only hope that Lewin’s victims are able to find a way to recover from their abuse. While it may be difficult, it is important for child victims to understand that the recently drafted New York Child Victim’s Act allows time to make an attempt at healing before moving forward. At Hach & Rose, we are unbending in our drive to hold those who commit such monstrous sexual offenses accountable for their hideous actions. As members of the community, we firmly believe that each and every victim deserves compassionate and knowledgeable representation.
Sexual abuse in New York tragically occurs on a regular basis, and we are devoted to helping the victims of such disturbing behavior. Our sympathetic attorneys recognize the severe trauma that so many victims have been forced to endure, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you or a loved one has been the victim of sex abuse, please don’t hesitate to call us at 212-779-0057 today.
Note: Secondary sources were used to create this piece and, because of this, the information included has not been independently verified. If you notice a factual issue with our posting, please bring it to our attention and we will correct or remove it as soon as possible.
Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.