According to Goldstein, Dascalowitz was released from a halfway house into the custody of the owner of Merkaz Seforim, who agreed to be responsible for him. In accordance with the terms of Dascalowitz’s parole, the owner found him an apartment in Pomona, NY, and agreed to let him spend time in the stockroom of Merkaz Seforim. Meir Dascalowitz was not an employee of Merkaz Seforim.
It seems, according to Goldstein, that while there, Dascalowitz did not limit himself to the stockroom. He conversed with customers, and told people that he was an employee of Merkaz Seforim. Other sources have confirmed that Dascalowitz claimed employment at Merkaz, and that Dascalowitz had asked them for money.
When this was posted yesterday, and people started contacting Merkaz about Dascalowitz, the decision was made, according to Goldstein, to send Dascalowitz home, and bar him from returning to the store. As of now, it seems Dascalowitz is confined to his home in Pomona, NY.
That said, I would recommend that Dascalowitz’s picture still be shared among various WhatsApp, and other community groups, and that community mikvahs be put on alert.
I would add on that mikevehs not committed to posting his pic and banning him should be pressured into doing so by persuasion, or if necessary, protest.
In middle of 2016 I warned people that Meir Dascalowitz had finished his five year prison sentence for anally raping a 13-year-old-boy. I wrote:
In seven years of blogging about sex abuse I have learned about many offenders. Dasclaowitz stands out as one of the most unstoppable, repeat sex offenders I have ever encountered. I do not believe he can stop himself even if he tries.
Over the years his usual approach was to anally rape boys ranging from ages ten to late teens usually at a mikveh (ritual bath). Sometimes he met them in the mikveh. I heard of one case where he approached a boy on the sidwalk and asked him to watch his wallet while he was in the mikveh. He then raped the boy. That fast and that simple!
As I also reported at the time, he is a level 3 on the sex registry, which means he is considered to be the highest level of risk of offending again.
Anti-abuse activist Asher Lovy reports that he is now working at Monsey’s Merkaz Seforim next door to Rockland Kosher Supermarket. That gives him access to many boys. Whether or not he does anything there, it gives him an opportunity to appear like a trustworthy member of the frum community and he can then use it to get the trust of boys so when he sees them in other places he can lure them and rape them.
I urge any of you with influence on Merkaz Seforim to remove him from that job and only assist him in getting work where he has absolutely no contact with any child. If they refuse I urge folks to consider a organizing a boycott of Merkaz Seforim until they cease this dangerous practice. Continue reading
Centers for Disease Control data based on testing blood levels were obtained by the Reuters news service. According to Haaretz, Williamsburg had some of the highest levels in the country.
Lead poisoning is especially harmful to the mental development of younger children, something of special concern in Hasidic Williamsburg with its many young children. Continue reading
As I reported, Rabbi Daniel Greer of New Haven was arrested yesterday on criminal charges of sexually molesting Eliyahu Mirlis (who chooses to have his name revealed).
The New Haven Independent published more details following the first report of the arrest. The arrest warrant affidavit is an excruciating, vivid portrait of the alleged oral and anal sex, almost every week, for years as well as a regime of threats and bullying.
Mirlis already won a $20,000,000 verdict in a civil trial. Yep, you read that amount right. But according to Mirlis’ lawyer,
One of my client’s goals in bringing Greer’s abuse to light was to get this pedophile off the streets and far away from other people’s children,..Sexual predators — especially this so-called ‘rabbi’ and others who twist spiritual beliefs for their own sick pleasure — deserve to suffer all available civil and criminal penalties.
According to the afidavit:
Mirlis said that the abuse began during his sophomore year, when he was about 14 years old. Greer told him to meet on the first floor of 777 Elm St., one of the dormitories next to the yeshiva. The rabbi allegedly served him alcohol (usually a bloody mary, single-malt scotch or wine) and sat him down on a couch, engaged in an emotional conversation, then leaned in and kissed him on the mouth. Mirlis “freaked out,” he told the cops, and left.
A week or two later, Greer told him to come to the same spot. Again, he served him alcohol and sat him down on the couch, Mirlis claimed. Greer then allegedly told Mirlis to stand, undid the boy’s belt, pulled his pants down to his ankles and had oral sex.
Mirlis told the detectives that the sexual assaults became a “regular thing” after that. On a weekly basis, usually on a weekday evening or a Sunday afternoon, he was sexually assaulted at the dorms and at rental properties on Norton Street, Edgewood Avenue, Maple Street and Park Street, Mirlis stated in the interview.
Mirlis said his grades suffered when he refused to meet with Greer. (At the civil trial, the defense attorneys pointed out that his final report cards had all A’s and B’s.) Mirlis also said that Greer, who then acted as the school’s dean, would yell at him in the yeshiva’s hallways and threaten him with expulsion. From the teenager’s perspective, the sexual abuse seemed like “a game” to the rabbi.
Mirlis was sexually assaulted so often that the encounters started to blur together, he added. Mirlis remembered, once, Greer lay naked on top of him in the “69” position; on another occasion, he added, Greer would “get in the doggy position,” hand the teen KY Jelly lube and be penetrated anally. Mirlis told Greer he “didn’t like it” when he was penetrated, but that also allegedly continued anyway.
They didn’t wear condoms, Mirlis told cops. He maintained that, on various encounters, he ejaculated inside Greer’s anus and mouth and on his stomach; after oral sex, Greer would ejaculate on his chest.
The final sexual assault was in June 2005, shortly after he graduated from the Yeshiva, Mirlis told the detectives.
Defenders of abusers regularly claim that police arrest perpetrators on the basis of made up stories. That is not true. They take many precautions in their investigations to confirm the allegations by seeing if the story is consistent and details can be verified. In the Greer investigation they got a detailed description of Greer’s body and behavior and confirmed it during a physical examination of Greer. According to the New Haven Independent: Continue reading
Rabbi Daniel Greer was arrested today (7/26/17) in New Haven, CT on charges of sexually assaulting Eliyahu Mirlis, a student in his yeshiva, around 13 years ago. Mirlis recently won a twenty million dollar judgement against Greer in a civil trial. Continue reading
I urge all my readers to become part of this demonstration in front of the Boro Park beis medrish of the Novominsker Rebbe, head of Agudath Israel of America’s Council of Sages (aka Moetzes), @ 1644 48th St., Brooklyn, NY at 3 pm, Sunday July 23.
The target of this demonstration, Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, the Noveminsker Rebbe, and head of Agudath Israel of America, is personally culpable for protecting abusers from criminal prosecutions. He even helped keep “Rabbi” Yehuda Kolko on as a teacher in spite of his known record of abusing yeshiva boys for 30 years. He did it in spite of pleas for involvement by the late Rabbi Avigdor Miller, an extremely important Haredi leader. Continue reading
Amrom LebMendlovitz pled guilty to 5 felony counts of child sex abuse on July 13, 2017. He was born in 1993 and is 23 or 24 years old. Mendlovitz was arrested on June 24, 2015 (84th command, citation #K15647378) for crimes committed in 2013. The arrest was reported at the time in the Failed Messiah blog a copy of which can now be found in “The List” of offenders at Protect Jewish Kids website. Continue reading