A New York therapist has been charged with sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy.
Prosecutors in Westchester County say Mark Bernardini engaged in sexual contact with the boy during a counseling session in Bernardini's Bronxville office on Tuesday.
The boy's family contacted the police, and the 57-year-old Bernardini was arrested Wednesday morning.
Bernardini, of North Salem, was arraigned on a charge of criminal sexual act. Bail was set at $75,000 cash or $150,000 bond. He is due back in court on July 17.
Bernardini has another case pending. In that case it is alleged that he touched a 16-year-old girl inappropriately while he was counseling her on May 16.
The Legal Aid Society of Westchester County is representing Bernardini. Legal Aid did not immediately return a call seeking comment.