Revolving Doors of Justice: Mom Furious as Sicko is Freed After 10-Week Incarceration
by David Greene
A Bronx mom is furious that the Bronx District Attorney’s office has released an alleged pedophile facing 1-year in jail, after a deal was reached with the suspect over her objection.
Anthony Brown, 28, who’s last known residence was a Brooklyn homeless shelter, plead guilty to public lewdness and was released on January 24, with time served.
On November 10, Brown followed the 13 year-old boy into the St. Mary’s Park Houses on East 149 Street in Longwood and forced the child into the stairwell, where he performed a sex act on himself.
The mom recalled, “I spoke to the assistant district attorney on the case after more than 30 days went by and she wasn’t reaching out to me. I never received my son’s extended order of protection.”
“I did not want an offer made to this recidivist,” the mother fumed, adding, “today she called me and told me that he pleaded guilty to public lewdness, which comes with 60-days in jail and he was released with time served.”
The mother continued, “I just told her that’s not what we agreed upon, I wanted him to be charged with child endangerment, but because he was willing to plead guilty to the lewdness, that’s what they gave him.”
“They let him lose just now, “the horrified mother then said, “I just told her I’m very displeased the way this case was handled… she said she was sorry, but that’s not how it works.”
Already infuriated when Brown avoided a felony charge when he simply offered the terrified child $40, the mother claims that she was not allowed to testify about the problems the child has suffered since the encounter and declined to put her son through the added trauma of testifying at a trial.
She continues to pay for her son’s therapy despite reaching out to the Bronx District Attorney’s Crime Victims Services Bureau who can often cover those fees.
The mother also claims that the Bronx District Attorney also failed to obtain a waiver for her to move with her son from public housing, because the charge was downgraded from child endangerment to public lewdness. As of the publication of this article, she was still waiting on the extended order of protection.
The mother then added, “They said they were here to help me, but they never really did anything. I understand that he was not penetrated, because that’s what she said and I understand that he was not injured, but there has to be consequences other than just someone pleading guilty to a lesser charge in order to beat the system.”
The distraught mother concluded, “At the end of the day, they did what they wanted to do and all she could tell me was that she was sorry I’m not happy with the outcome. In the meantime this individual is going to be out here, he might be out there right now. I told her no deal.”
The Bronx District Attorney does not comment on cases after a verdict or plea agreement has been reached.