Baruch Lebovits, a Brooklyn rabbi convicted of sex abuse in 2010 only to have the conviction overturned on appeal, was sentenced to two years in prison as part of a plea deal.
Baruch Lebovits, a formerly prominent cantor in Brooklyn pleaded guilty to molestation Friday.
The prospect of a plea deal for accused child abuser Baruch Lebovits was shot down by both the prosecution and defense as Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Mark Dwyer announced a January 23 hearing to set a date for his retrial.
The story of Sam Kellner involves charges of child sex abuse, extortion and political shenanigans. The only thing more elusive than what actually happened is what it all means.
The troubled bribery and extortion trial of a Brooklyn man who says his son was a victim of child abuse has been delayed — again.
Ken Thompson, the Democratic candidate for Brooklyn district attorney, has sharply criticized incumbent Charles Hynes’ prosecution of a prominent Hasidic advocate against sexual abuse. Now he’s hedging his stance.
An appeals court has overturned the sex abuse conviction of Baruch Lebovits. The Brooklyn travel agent had been sentenced to 32 years for allegedly molesting boys.
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes’s office says scores of Orthodox Jewish men have been charged with child sex abuse. But his office refuses to divulge details.
Brooklyn prosecutor Charles Hynes vowed to send a message with the child abuse conviction of Baruch Lebovits. Now, he is free on bail and the case against him lies in tatters.
When most inmates complain about jail food, they’re told — literally — to eat it up. Not Baruch Lebovits. The disgraced Satmar hasid, who was convicted of sexually molesting a teenage boy, is getting kosher food from a store in Queens delivered to his cell at Rikers Island, according to the New York Post – even though the jail already provides kosher catering for Jewish inmates.