Katonah child molester sentenced to ten years in prison
A Katonah man is heading to prison for molesting six teens in northern Westchester County. David Ohnmacht, 23, faced a judge on Friday and was sentenced to ten years in prison as his victims and their families looked on.Ohnmacht had pleaded guilty to all counts of a 124-count indictment alleging rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and child endangerment. He worked a variety of jobs that brought him in close proximity with children, including an ice cream vendor and party planner.Westchester District Attorney Jeanine Pirro had asked for a 20-year sentence, and says the punishment the judge handed down doesn't go far enough. She says the crimes Ohnmacht committed will forever affect the girls he victimized. Ohnmacht's attorney, however, disagrees. He contends that his client is "not the monster that he's been portrayed to be," and that he needs treatment.The judge's decision to sentence Ohnmacht to ten years was based on many factors, including the precedents of similar cases and sentences. He also took into account the defendant's cooperation with authorities, along with letters and other testimony filed on his behalf.Ohnmacht was given a chance to speak before the court, and issued an apology to the victims and their families, as well as his own family. He said that he hopes "everyone has the courage to move forward and one day smile again."