Ronald M. Cohen, a former real estate lawyer in Arlington, Va., was disbarred by consent today in an order handed down by the D.C. Court of Appeals. His license had already been revoked in Virginia.
Cohen’s disbarment follows his arrest last year for attempting to arrange sex with a minor over the Internet. According to court records, after engaging in several sexually explicit online conversations with someone he thought was a girl under the age of 15, Cohen set up a meeting, only to find police officers waiting for him when he arrived.
Cohen, 57, was charged with attempted indecent liberties with a minor and using a computer to solicit sex with a minor. He pleaded guilty to both charges in October. He was sentenced to one year in prison and five years of probation.
Cohen has served on the board of directors for the Arlington County Bar Association and on the board of the Arlington Kiwanis.