NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Disturbing details have surfaced in the case involving a yeshiva teacher, who is a member of the ultra-Orthodox Satmar community.
Yoel Malik, 33, was arrested and charged with “sexual crimes” involving three teenage males, the NYPD said. Sources told 1010 WINS that Malik lured the teens, ages 14 to 16, with alcohol and cigarettes.
Juliet Papa of 1010 WINS reported there was another incident involving a fourth boy, who was given alcohol, but said no to sex.
Malik worked at Ohr Hameir, a small yeshiva in the basement of a synagogue in Borough Park near Maimonides Medical Center. The yeshiva was run by Malik’s family, but is currently closed due to a financial dispute, 1010 WINS’ Papa reported.
Sources told 1010 WINS that the so-called “school” was really a cover for Malik to get near teenage boys. Those sources also said that the “school,” in which there were typically eight to 10 boys in a class, moved from place to place because people in the community had an idea about what was allegedly going on.