Four men have been charged with intimidating witnesses in an Ultra-Orthodox sex abuse case involving a spiritual adviser accused of molesting a teenage girl for years.
Nechemya Weberman has pleaded not guilty to committing a criminal sex act, rape, endangering the welfare of a child and sexual abuse.
There is a demand for answers and changes in the wake of sex abuse allegations at a top New York private school. Alumni who say they were abused at Horace Mann School are talking to lawyers about their options.
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes defended his record on sex abuse cases within the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.
Two more former students at a prominent New Jersey Catholic school have come forward to claim that they were sexually abused by clerics in the 1970s and ’80s.
Under the suggestion of former Mayor Ed Koch, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes is putting together a task force Friday to address witness intimidation issues in sex crime cases in the communities.
The Brooklyn District Attorney conceals the names of Ultra-Orthodox Jewish defendants and didn’t raise objection to rabbis deciding whether an allegation of abuse can be brought to police or the DA, a report said.
Police sources told CBS 2 the charges stem from two incidents over the last 10 days — that he exposed himself to an 8-year-old girl and inappropriately touched her.
Former Olympian Katherine Starr offered her moving and heartfelt perspective on Tuesday at “Recognizing and Preventing Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports,” a Nassau County symposium on preventing child sex abuse.
Authorities are asking for the public to help identify two additional victims and want any parent who has had a child visit or sleepover at Valter Sforca’s residence to contact them immediately.
Police are looking for a man who lifted up a woman’s skirt and grabbed her buttocks in Irving Place.
Police made two arrests this week: teacher’s aide Gregory Atkins in Manhattan and another teacher’s aide, Taleek Brooks, in Brooklyn.
“It’s appalling and a shock, because you wouldn’t think of it in a school like this,” parent David Callaway said.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to introduce legislation that would require college and high school coaches to report possible child sex abuse to police.
The suspect is described a man about 6’0” and approximately 40-years-old. Police have released a sketch of the suspect and are asking anyone with information to come forward.