Ken Thompson cultivated close relationships with Orthodox leaders. In fact, three years after the dethroning of Charles Hynes, it’s the advocates against sex abuse who are disillusioned.
Brooklyn prosecutors have moved to dismiss all charges against Samuel Kellner, the Brooklyn man who helped bring abuse charges against other figures in the ultra-Orthodox community.
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.
Longtime Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes lost his longshot reelection bid by a crushing 2-1 margin to Democrat Kenneth Thompson.