The New York Law Journal by Noeleen G. Walder - March 25, 2011
A family law attorney accused of groping a vacuum-cleaner saleswoman was released Wednesday on $500 bail. An employee from Kirby Steam Cleaners showed up at the Brooklyn Heights apartment of the lawyer, Barry Bondorowsky, after he called the company for a demonstration. When the woman went to use the bathroom, she discovered the toilet would not flush and called for the lawyer's assistance, according to law enforcement officials. But instead of helping, Mr. Bondorowsky, 66, allegedly pressed himself against the saleswoman and grabbed her. Fearing for her life, the woman fled and called police, who arrested Mr. Bondorowsky, according to prosecutors. At the precinct, the lawyer repeatedly tried to grab the arresting female officer and attempted to kiss a male sergeant, according to officials. Mr. Bondorowsky, who headed the Brooklyn Bar Association's family law committee for five years and received the association's distinguished service award in 1992, was charged with third-degree assault, forcible touching, and other charges. He did not return a call for comment.
Lawyer 'cops' a feel after sex bust: police
A Brooklyn lawyer busted for a sex crime later tried to get freaky at the precinct -- groping the arresting officer and trying to kiss her male sergeant, authorities said yesterday. Barry Bondorowsky, 66, stunned cops at the 84th Precinct Monday when he "repeatedly tried to grab the [arresting] officer's buttocks" and smooch her boss, police sources said. Bondorowsky was in custody for the alleged sexual assault of a Kirby vacuum-cleaner saleswoman he scheduled for an in-home demo. The woman set up the vacuum, then asked to use the bathroom of his apartment in a luxury Downtown Brooklyn building. "He grabbed me hard and squeezed my breasts. I pushed him away as hard as I could," the shaken 41-year-old saleswoman told The Post. "I was scared, panicking." Cops said Bondorowsky ordered the woman to his bed. "He said, 'I don't need a vacuum, I need a woman!' " she said. She ran to the lobby crying hysterically and called 911, police said. He was hit with assault, sex-abuse, forcible-touching and other charges, and released on $500 bail. He declined comment at his office.