Last Update: 7/13/2020
An employee of Best Market at the Great Neck Plaza has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a 7-year-old boy who was shopping with his grandfather at the store.
34-year-old David Bonom was arrested on Friday, November 1, and has been charged with first-degree sexual abuse.
According to detectives, the boy and his grandfather were shopping at Best Market when Bonom took the boy into a bottle recycling room, where he stuck his hands inside of the boy’s pants.
The child told his father about what happened after they had returned home. The boy’s father went to the grocery store and called the police.
Bonom was released under conditional probation supervision.
Anyone who believes they or a loved one has been a victim of abuse by Bonom has been asked to call the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or 911.
Attorney Laurence Banville of BanvilleLaw.com represents sex abuse victims and their families in civil lawsuits. We’ve asked Laurence to add some thoughts on the legal options available to victims of sexual abuse by store employees:
In cases of child sexual abuse, it’s always important to ask how the abuse may have been prevented. Asking this question can help improve safeguards for preventing future incidents of sexual abuse. Some child sex abuse cases only occur due to negligence by a third party, such as the abuser’s employer.
When a child is sexually abused at a business by an employee, reporting that employee to law enforcement is an important first step. Additionally, the store can also be investigated to determine if negligence played a role in the abuse. For example, the store could be considered negligent if the employee had a history of sexual misconduct but was hired anyway because the store failed to run a background check.
If you or a loved one is a victim of sexual abuse by a store employee, you can learn more about your family’s legal options in a free consultation with one of our experienced sex abuse victims lawyers.