Statutory Rape Charges Reduced

A 24 year-old accountant from New Jersey was under investigation for allegedly carrying on a sexual relationship with a 14 year-old Long Island high school student who he had met in an online chat room. The evidence showed that on five or six separate occasions, the man had traveled from New Jersey to Long Island and taken the girl to a local motel, where they engaged in sexual activities. After thoroughly investigating the background of the complainant, Mr. Sosinsky convinced the prosecutor that proceeding with the case on a felony level was unjust. He was able to arrange to have the client surrender to authorities and gain release by posting agreed-to nominal bail, and to resolve the case with a plea to a single misdemeanor charge and probation.