Orthodox Activist Sues Over Alleged Abuse

By Simi Lampert

Published July 03, 2012.

Orthodox gay activist Chaim Levin is reportedly suing a cousin for abusing him over a period of three years, starting when he was just six years old.

Levin charges that his cousin Sholom Eichler, whose family owns a famed Brooklyn Judaica store, molested him in a synagogue and at Eichler’s home, the New York Post reported.

The lawsuit began July 2 in a Brooklyn court, the paper said.

Neither Eichler, who works for the store, nor his family could be reached for comment.

Levin claims he took his allegations to prosecutors last year, but no action was taken against Eichler. A spokesman for the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office said he could not confirm that claim, the paper said.



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