A young man who was molested as a teenager has seen justice delivered in a Brooklyn courtroom. Baruch Lebovits, who wears the clothing of a rabbi had no visible reaction as The Honorable Patricia M. Di Mango sentenced him to 10 and 2/3 to 32 years in prison for 8 charges of child molestation. Yerachmiel Lopin of the Frum Follies blog reported as follows on his web site.
The Lebowits case is a landmark in the Orthodox Jewish world. For years, complaints of this nature were usually referred to religious tribunals. In another time, there would be one united rabbinical court in a city, with powers to levy punishment for criminal offenses. In modern times... Click here for the rest of the article on Indyposted.com Sphere: Related Content
“Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes today announced the sentencing of Baruch Lebovits, to 10-and-two-thirds to 32 years in prison for sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy on eight occasions in 2004 and 2005.
On March 8, Lebovits was convicted of eight counts of Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree, a Class-E Felony. Today he was sentenced to the maximum sentence on each count, one-and-a-third to four years, to run consecutively, for a total of 10-and-two-thirds to 32 years.
The victim knew Lebovits as a rabbi and prominent businessman in the Borough Park community, where they both lived.
Lebovits is also charged in two other cases of sexual assaults on minors. Those cases are pending.”