Appellate court upholds child sex abuse conviction of Monsey man

Mid-Hudson News (January 4, 2015)

NEW CITY – The Appellate Division of State Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction of a Monsey man who pled guilty in Rockland County court to sexually abusing a child.

Shmuel Dym, 34, pled guilty in June 2012 to two felony counts each of course of sexual conduct against a child and endangering the welfare of a child.

On appeal, Dym sought to withdraw his guilty plea based on his claims that it was coerced by his attorneys.

The Appellate Division ruled that claim “was not borne out by the record” and contrary to his contention, Dym was not deprived of effective assistance of counsel.

When he pled guilty, Dym admitted to improperly touching two young brothers, ages even and eight, several times during a three-month period.