Rockland County gym coach arraigned four years of assaults against child

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ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY- A once renowned gymnastics trainer has been arrested and charged for abusing one of his students, a child, between 2012 and 2015. According to the charge against Joseph Lewin, 71, a well-known gymnastics coach throughout various gyms in Rockland County, he is alleged to have sexually abused a female under 13 years old.

That team with a student at his gym in the village of Hillburn in the town of Ramapo, according to police.

Police at this point have reason to believe that there are more individuals who could come forward with information regarding this incident and are asked to call the Ramapo detective Bureau or the Rockland County District Attorney’s office.

District attorney Tom Walsh believes there may have been other students recognized by Lewin.

Walsh said, “We are asking the public if you have been victimized by the defendant or have any information to please come forward and contact law enforcement. While nothing will erase the trauma and grief suffered by a victim, my office is dedicated to getting justice on their behalf and supporting them as they move forward.”

Lewin is currently incarcerated in state prison on a prior conviction in Rockland County.

Gymnastics coach Joe Lewin. Mugshot
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