Rockland District Attorney Thomas Zugibe said he approved the plea agreement at the behest of the boys’ parents, who wanted to spare their children from testifying.
Zugibe said the family had withstood pressure from some leaders in their ultra-Orthodox Jewish community to refrain from cooperating in Dym’s prosecution.
Other community religious urged them to cooperate, he said.
“I commend the victims’ family for withstanding community pressure and cooperating throughout the process,” Zugibe said. “They were concerned about their sons having to testify. In the end, we went with the family’s wishes.”
Zugibe said his only regret was Dym would not be sentenced to state prison. The felony sex charge carries a sentence of probation to seven years in state prison.
Prosecutor Patricia Gunning offered Dym 10 years probation for his guilty plea to two felony counts of second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child and misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child.
Dym admitted to improperly touching the boys multiple time during at least a three-month period.
Justice William A. Kelly accepted the guilty plea before scheduling Dym’s sentencing for Aug. 20.