Mall Child Sex Abuse Suspect Arrested

Clarkstown Police arrested David Chardon, 22, of Nanuet today and charged him with sex abuse, public lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child in connection with three incidents at the Palisades Mall in West Nyack. In two of the incidents he is accused of exposing himself to eight- and nine-year-old girls in November and December and sex abuse of a 10-year-old girl in December.   

Police report Chardon was charged with one misdemeanor count each of public lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly exposing himself to an nine-year-old girl on November 23rd in the Barnes & Noble bookstore. The same charges were filed against him for an incident on December 21st for allegedly exposing himself to an eight-year-old girl at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Chardon is accused of performing a lewd act near a 10-year-old girl on December 26th at Barnes & Noble. He has been charged with one felony count of first degree sex abuse and one misdemeanor count each of public lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child.

Chardon was arraigned in Clarkstown Justice Court and sent to the Rockland County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail. He is due back in court on January 15th.

Police report they are still conducting an active investigation and further information cannot be released.



David Morgan January 13, 2014 at 09:27 PM
He was from Valley Cottage
pj January 13, 2014 at 10:05 PM
Lock him up and throw away the key!!!!
Mike Hirsch January 14, 2014 at 07:57 AM
Very good and quick work by the CPD.
pj January 14, 2014 at 08:09 AM
Agreed Mike!!
GWH January 14, 2014 at 12:54 PM
Rob T January 14, 2014 at 02:47 PM
Just toss him into general population...they love child sex offenders
Mark Walker January 14, 2014 at 09:31 PM
Interesting. The Palisades Mall reported it AFTER the shopping holiday season and the loser was caught almost immediately. Maybe if the PM reported it sooner, he would have been caught before doing additional lewd acts. Stay away from the Palisades Mall. Much more happens there that never gets reported. Just ask the Clarkstown police men and women who cover it.


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