Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Tuesday, May 17, 2011


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Suspended Attorney Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison


By a MetNews Staff Writer


A suspended Woodland Hills attorney convicted of 11 felony sex offenses has been sentenced to nine years in prison

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Curtis Rappe on Friday also ordered David A. Cohn to pay $20,000 in fines and to register for life as a sex offender, a spokesperson for the District Attorney’s office said.

Cohn, 52, was convicted last November of four counts of attempted lewd act upon a child, five counts of attempting to send harmful matter to a child with the intent of seduction, one count of arranging to contact a minor with intent to commit a sexual offense and one count of possessing child pornography. He also was convicted of one misdemeanor count of attempting to contact a minor with intent to commit a sexual offense.

The majority of his crimes occurred in July 2007, when Cohn exchanged internet messages with an FBI agent posing as a 13-year old girl.

Before being suspended by the State Bar in March, Cohn worked at a West Hollywood-area law firm.

He attended Pasadena City College and law school at the University of LaVerne before becoming licensed to practice in 1996.


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