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Flushing man get six years for sex abuse

By Alexander Dworkowitz

A Flushing man was sentenced to six years in prison last week for sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl, a friend of his daughter, and endangering the welfare of two sisters, the Queens district attorney announced.

Michael Levi, of 71-23 165th St. was sentenced on Feb. 27. A jury convicted Levi of sexual abuse in the first degree and endangering the welfare of a child in January in a trial before State Supreme Court Judge Roger N. Rosengarten, said the district attorney.

“This defendant is a sexual predator who preyed upon children and stole their innocence,” said Queens DA Richard Brown. “The victims showed remarkable courage in coming forward, because their testimony was crucial … My paramount concern remains the welfare of the three young victims.”

Sometime between March 1 and April 30, 2001, two sisters, ages 10 and 11, were at Levi’s house when he touched them sexually through their clothing, Brown said.

More than a year later on May 26, 2001, Levi took a 5-year-old girl, a playmate of his daughter, to his bedroom and sexually abused her, the district attorney said.

The victims were not identified because of the nature of the crime and their ages.

Assistant District Attorney John D. Carroll of the district attorney’s Special Victims Bureau prosecuted the case.

Reach reporter Alexander Dworkowitz by e-mail at Timesledger@aol.com or call 229-0300, Ext. 141.

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