Rockland Gym Coach Charged with Sexual Abuse

A 67 year-old Portchester man who owned gyms in Suffern and Hillburn was arraigned yesterday and pleaded not guilty to five counts of sexual abuse and three counts of course of sexual conduct against a child, all felonies. The popular gymnastics coach, Joseph Lewin, also known as Joseph Lewandoski, is accused of abusing seven underage girls over a seven-year period starting in 2007…

Audio: Tom Zugibe

That was Rockland District Attorney Tom Zugibe back in May when Lewin was first arrested. He’s urging other victims to come forward, by calling the county’s Special Victims Unit at 845-638-5001. Lewin was sent to the county jail and is due back in court in two weeks. He faces seven years in prison on the top charge.

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