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Aug. 13, 2013 -- Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Mark Bernardini DOB (03/17/56) of 955 Peach Lake Road, North Salem, New York was arraigned today on a nine-count indictment charging him with:

  • one count of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, a class “B” Violent Felony,
  • one count of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, a class “D” Felony,
  • one count of Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree, a class “E” Felony,
  • one count of Forcible Touching, a class “A” Misdemeanor,
  • one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class “A” Misdemeanor,
  • four counts of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, class “B” Misdemeanors.

relating to two separate incidents with two different victims.

On May 16, 2013, the defendant, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), inappropriately touched a 19-year-old woman that he was counseling at his home office in North Salem.

The victim told her parents who contacted the New York State Police.

On July 2, 2013, at his office located at 27 Milburn Street in Bronxville, the defendant engaged in sexual contact with a 12-year-old boy that he was counseling.

The victim cried out to his family after the session and they immediately contacted the Bronxville police.

The defendant was arrested in his office later that day by the Bronxville police.

The defendant’s next court date is Nov. 12, 2013.

Bail was continued at $75,000 cash or $150,000 bond.

He faces a maximum sentence of twenty five years in state prison on the top charge.
Assistant District Attorney Amy Puerto of the Special Prosecutions Division is prosecuting the case.


Mark Bernardini

Mark Bernardini


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