33-year-old NYPD cop Jacob Sabbagh will receive his sentence in September for molesting a child from 2005 to 2008. In December, a 21-year-old woman reported Sabbagh for inappropriately touching her many times when she was just 10 years old. Sabbagh’s conviction came after he admitted to molesting her on tape in court recently.
His sentencing is set for September 7, and he could receive up to seven years in prison for the crime. Justice Alan Marrus ordered Sabbagh to turn over his Israeli passport, and the New York Police Department stripped the officer of his badge and gun. The victim reported the molestation to Israeli police after leaving New York, who then contacted Brooklyn’s district attorney.
Though child molestation is a heinous crime, everyone has the right to an attorney. Charges could affect one’s personal and professional life, so it is important to have a strong defense team. The Law Offices of Richard A. Portale, P.C. provide criminal defense help to New Yorkers in trouble. To speak with a member of our legal team, call (914) 772-3166 today.