NEW YORK: EX-NYC TEACHER IN CHILD SEX PLOT GETS 10 YEARS
Lawrence Cohen, a former New York City kindergarten teacher admits to arranging to meet a child at a motel for kinky sex. He faces sentencing January 8th on a state charge of plotting to have a weekend of sexual activity involving dog collars and duck feathers with an 11 year old boy who was actually the invention of undercover officers. He pleaded guilty in July to a single federal charge, sending child pornography, and in October to a state charge of attempted aggravated sexual assault. He has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for transmitting child pornography through his home computer. He could have faced up to 15 years in prison. Asserting that Cohen is mentally ill, US District Judge Alfred M. Wolin said he would recommend he begin serving his time at a psychiatric prison.