Brooklyn Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing Orthodox Boys In 144-Count Indictment

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A surprising number of child sex abuse cases are surfacing in the Orthodox Jewish community.

The latest one, uncovered by the Brooklyn District Attorney, accuses a man of preying on young boys.

It’s one of the latest cases to rock the Orthodox community. Andrew Goodman, a 27-year-old from Midwood, is charged with with 144 counts of sexual abuse of two boys.

It’s charged that since 2006, Goodman, who worked for Jewish social service agencies, sexually abused one boy aged 11 to 15, and another, age 13 to 16, while recording the activity on a webcam.

“I spoke to the two boys. They are 100 percent credible,” said Rabbi Shea Hecht with the National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education.

Hecht said one of the two alleged victims is especially credible.

“He remembered everything — dates, times,” Hecht told CBS 2’s John Slattery.

Goodman lives on East 15th Street, where community members say they shot a video of teens, entering and leaving his home during early hours.

“To say that these kids spent an exorbitant amount of time with him does not in and of itself mean that crimes were committed,” Goodman’s attorney, Israel Fried, said.

Fried said the only evidence he knows of is the word of the kids.

“There are inconsistencies — meaning that it’s not a slam dunk,” he said.

The DA’s office said in the last three years 85 accused Orthodox child molesters have been charged involving 117 victims — 38 cases have been resolved with 14 convictions.

“When that person is arrested for doing it to one victim or to two victims, I guarantee there are 10, 20, 30 victims somewhere out there in the community,” Assemblyman Dov Hikind said.

Hikind said one of the great difficulties in such cases is to get the families of alleged victims to come forward, because of the intense social consequences.

Goodman is locked up at Rikers Island with bail set at $1 million.

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  1. Meme Meyagi says:

    what is done about 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa?

  2. Pritio Metrif says:

    This story sounds a lot more dramatic than the Jerry Sandusky story. Wonder why we have not heard of the 80+ arrests of pedophile in the main stream media until now. Curious indeed.

  3. The Good Samaritan says:

    He showed me how to love.

    The Good Samaritan has spoken.

  4. A "Going Postal" Worker says:

    What the hell????

  5. manny horowitz says:

    There are more pedophiles with the jews than the catholics

  6. Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg says:

    The NY Post, or rather the DA is lying. The DA did not bust Andrew Goodman, it was a group of activists that staked him out and filmed the traffic at his door. I was aware of the goings on way before he was arrested. Again, it was the NYPD Sex Crimes Unit and NOT the DA’s office. Charles Hynes is already campaigning for reelection.
    See: http://nochemrosenberg.blogspot.com/2011/12/thomas-zugibe-or-charles-hynes-who-is.html

  7. killerclown says:

    kill the F U C K save us $$$$$$

  8. J says:

    Man Latinos and African Americans are going to have a field day with this by calling this guy a dirty Jew. They sink their teeth into anything; especially in Crown Heights which is not too far away from Flatbush Brooklyn.

    1. A "Going Postal" Worker says:

      A criminal is a criminal and that’s that.

      Why do infantile people obsessively bring race into everything?

      A miracle that the human race hasn’t destroyed itself yet.

  9. SETH says:

    I AM ANDREWS VERY CLOSE FRIEND, ALMOST EVERYTHING SAID IN THE POST AND ON THIS NEWS CHANNEL IS A DAMN LIE, FABRICATED NO LESS BY THAT “RABBI” SHIA HECHT.

    1. L says:

      Hi Seth, first of all, “almost”??? What part isn’t a lie? Secondly, you should consider whether any of your actions are a crime and whether you need to prepare yourself for the possibility of having to answer for those actions.

      1. SETH says:

        YES I SAID ALMOST. BECAUSE THE EXTENT AND THE PICTURE THEY ARE PAINTING ANDREW OUT TO BE IS COMPLETE FABRICATION, MEANT ONLY TO RUIN HIS NAME. HE MAY HAVE A PROBLEM AND I AM NOT IN DENIAL OF THAT, BUT HE IS NO MONSTER. SECOND, YOUR COMMENT ABOUT ME COMITING CRIMES IS DISGUSTING, I HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE, I ONLY REMAIN HIS FRIEIND DESPITE HIM BEING CURSED AT BIRTH WITH THIS DESEASE, AND HOPING THAT HE WILL RECIEVE HELP IF THERE IS ANY

        1. L says:

          Think Atlantic City – minor – transporting across state lines… You may want to look into that. You also don’t seem to know the extent of his “problem”. Yes, someone like this that did the things he did to children is a monster! What would you call someone like this if they did the same to (or even just “touched”)your child?

          1. seth says:

            L, I WOULD BE HURT IF ANYONE TOUCHED MY CHILD. THE FACT THAT YOU KNOW I HAVE A CHILD BOTHERS ME. WHY DONT U CONFRONT ME DIRECTLY. LIKE I SAID I HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE. I NEVER KNEW ABOUT THIS UNTIL ANDREW WAS ARRESTED. YOU WANT TO RUIN ANDREWS LIFE OBVIOUSLY, BUT IF YOU WANNA TALK ABOUT MINE IM HERE ANYTIME. CALL ME

  10. Mike Sacks says:

    Very creepy. I’ve known him since I was 12. We were very close friends and if it wasn’t for the webcam evidence I would find it impossible to believe. He was such a great person. Very clever.

    1. Big Nards says:

      I wouldn’t let anyone know this information.

    2. Jonah Silver says:

      I too have known him and in fact used to be his roommate in israel. He was a very smart, kind person, who albeit sometimes intense seemed to be a generally good person.

    3. Jean says:

      Pedophiles, like all sexual abusers, are very clever. They ingratiate themselves into children’s lives with parent’s permission for seemingly innocent or even benevolent reasons: coaches, teachers, camp counselors, etc. People who know them have a hard time accepting or believing it because they’re not wearing a raincoat and hiding behind a tree. They seem very normal It’s all part of the facade and nine times oiut of ten, it works like a charm

    4. SETH says:

      THERE IS NO WEB CAM EVIDENCE, ITS A LIE

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