A 58-year-old Kew Gardens attorney has been sentenced to two years in jail for taking part in sex acts with two underage girls in exchange for money at his home where he maintains his law office, the Queens DA said.
Eval Katzman was convicted in July of a criminal act, patronizing a prostitute and endangering the welfare of a child, DA Richard Brown said.
Queens Supreme Court Justice Barry Schwartz sentenced the defendant to two years in jail on Nov. 23.
Trial testimony disclosed that the first 16-year-old girl victim went to Katzman’s residence three times between September 2012 and October 2012 On the first occasion the female victim was brought to his home by another teenage victim who she knew from John Adams High School and who performed oral sex on Katzman while he touched the 16-year-old victim’s breast, the DA said.
Katzman paid both girls a sum of money,
On the second and third occasions, the 16-year-old victim went to Katzman’s residence where he performed oral sex on her in exchange for between $100 and $200 in cash, prosecutors said.
In trial testimony, it was disclosed that the second 16-year-old female victim, also a John Adams schoolmate, was brought to Katzman’s residence by the same female student who brought the first victim to his home. Between Oct.1, 2012 and Nov. 30, 2012, according to trial testimony, the second female victim performed oral sex on Katzman while he performed on her and the female student watched. Katzman paid $60 in cash to the female victim and $20 in cash to the other girl for introducing the victim to him.
“The defendant - an officer of the court - is now a convicted criminal who has proven himself to be a sex predator,’” said Brown.
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