Seth David Cohen
As of January 16, 2008, Seth David Cohen is Non-Compliant with the Michigan Sex Offender Registry.
Seth David Cohen pled no contest to Accosting a Minor for Immoral Purposes and was later sentenced to 60 days in jail with credit for one day. Upon release Cohen will be placed on probation, with terms, for a period of three years. Additionally, Cohen was ordered to pay fines and costs totaling $720.
This is a case that was in the orthodox community of Detroit. There was very little media attention due to the fact there was pressure from the religious leaders to keep the case quiet. Shunning the facts is another way we make survivors feel they are to blame for being victimized. We need to start honoring them for the bravery it took to come forward and do what was needed to convict or at least to attempt to convict offenders.
It's time we start being honest and stop hiding the facts that sexual violence happens in Jewish communities at the same rate that it happens in any other community.Remember one out of every three to five female and one out of every four to seven male anti-Semitic individuals were also abused as children by offenders who share the same philosophical view as they do.