Gary Cohen, a Smithtown pediatrician, was convicted of 28 counts of sexual abuse and sodomy involving four children.  Cohen collapsed into sobs as he heard the verdict.  After nearly a month-long trial, which six boys testified they had been sexually abused, the jurors also acquitted Cohen of 35 charges, an action that the prosecution said showed the jury had been thorough in its efforts.  Cohen has been free on bail since his indictment and faced 63 counts of sexual abuse, sodomy and endangering the welfare of a child involving incidents allegedly occurring from 1985 to 1989.

(Smithtown, New York)