DA ARRESTS 85 EXTREME ORTHODOX JEWS ON CHARGES
Jewish Social Worker Andrew Goodman
used his Jewish Broadway / Movie Star appearance to lure kids to his apartment.
He filmed sex acts with youngsters on a Web cam
according to a 144-count indictment.
Goodman, 27, who worked for Jewish social-service agencies,
is charged with sexually abusing two Orthodox boys for years in Flatbush
— one from age 11 to 15, the other from age 13 to 16.
New York Post, "Fight Against Intimidation Must Rage On," by Michael Lesher, Dec. 11, 2011
Parents of abused Jewish children shun the police not because they’re indifferent to their children’s needs. When they hesitate to report a sex crime, it’s generally because they’re afraid of retaliation from community leaders. The DA must address that fear — and the very real problems of rabbinic and institutional intimidation that lie behind it. Read more
NEW YORK MAGAZINE, Dec. 11, 2011, by Andre Tartar
Earlier this summer, the Hasidic community in Borough Park
was ripped asunder by one
of the most gruesome murders imaginable — a young Jewish boy
smothered and disemboweled. The murderer may have been a
troubled outcast, as Matthew Shaer describes in
week's New York, but he was still one of their own —
a chilling reality check. Now, the Brooklyn District Attorney's
office has revealed the results of a three-year investigation
into sexual abuse in the borough's Orthodox Jewish community
that is downright seismic: 85 sexual predators arrested and 117
victims identified, according to the Post.