Prostitution case adjourned against ex-Scarsdale High dean

Former Scarsdale H.S. dean charged after sex sting

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The case against a former Scarsdale High School dean charged with patronizing a prostitute and possessing crack cocaine was adjourned Monday until Jan. 7.

David Mendelowitz, 58, appeared in White Plains City Court after being implicated in what investigators called a $3.2 million Manhattan-based prostitution ring that advertised its services in The Village Voice. He remains free on bail and declined to comment to a News12 reporter.

Investigators said the sex ring delivered crack cocaine, Viagra pills and prostitutes to Mendelowitz's White Plains apartment.

Mendelowitz, who retired in June, is a past president of the Westchester Putnam Rockland Counseling Association, which advocates for school counselors.

Nineteen people were indicted on charges related to drugs, money laundering and prostitution, and two additional people were charged with patronizing a prostitute.

The arrests were announced in November by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Mendelowitz also was charged with hindering prosecution for telephoning his alleged drug dealer to tip him off that he had been questioned by investigators.

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