Haverstraw Man Pleads Guilty to Felony Child Sex Crime

Sherman Brody, 46 of Haverstraw, NY, has pled guilty to one count of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the First Degree, a class “B” felony that has netted him a 14 year prion sentence. From late 2017 to April 2021, the defendant engaged in a course of sexual abuse against a young female child at various locations in Haverstraw, NY. The child was approximately 7 years old when the abuse began. The case was adjourned for scheduled sentencing for August 24, 2022.

“Heinous crimes against children are some of the most egregious offenses in our society. The plea of guilty by the defendant today is a key step as we hold him responsible for his actions. We can only hope the victim in this case can recover from these horrific crimes,” said District Attorney Tom Walsh.

Brody will be sentenced to State Prison with a period of 10 years Post-Release Supervision: he will have to register as a Sex Offender upon his release from custody. The investigation was handled by the Town of Haverstraw Police Department with the assistance of the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office and the Special Victims Unit of the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Executive Assistant District Attorney Kathleen Devlin and Senior Assistant District Attorney Melissa Robustello.