The Journal News
October 19, 2006)
MONSEY - A 21-year-old man has been charged with having oral sex with two 14-year-old boys inside a car, Ramapo police said yesterday.
A Ramapo officer found Tuvya Rokach in a car with the two boys at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
The car was parked at the closed-down Rockland Drive-In on Route 59 in Monsey.
"A Ramapo police officer on patrol observed suspicious activity in the car," Detective Sgt. John Lynch said.
The two boys live in Monsey and Rokach was staying in the community.
Police charged Rokach with second-degree criminal sexual act, a felony, and misdemeanor counts of third-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.
Lynch said Rokach gave arresting officers addresses in Ramapo, Brooklyn and Toronto, Canada.
Rokach also is being investigated by police in Toronto, apparently where he had lived before coming to Monsey, police said.
Police don't know when Rokach moved to Rockland.
Lynch said detectives also were working with federal immigration officials to determine Rokach's legal status in the United States.
"We believe he's a citizen of Canada," Lynch said. "We're trying to verify that."
Rokach was arraigned on the charges yesterday afternoon by Ramapo Justice Rhoda Schoenberger.
She ordered Rokach held in the county jail on $150,000 bail. He has not entered a plea to the charges.
Rokach is scheduled to return to Justice Court on Monday, pending an indictment by a grand jury.
He has not yet entered a plea to the charges.