A source in Boro Park tells me that THIS FLYER was strewn all over his neighborhood on Shabbat morning (11-21-09). By noon the flyers had all been removed. Clearly this poster is being distributed to get more witnesses against Lebovits. It is striking that this secret activity is being undertaken. One would have thought that given the many children he may have molested the community leadership could easily assure the necessary roster of witnesses.
According to Rabbi Nochem Rosenberg, bringing additional witnesses forward is very important for strengthening the prosecution given the anemic performance of the Brooklyn prosecutor’s office. The poster suggests calling the sex crimes unit of the Brooklyn DA’s office (718 250-3170) and ask for Ms. Gregory.
Shmarya at FailedMesssiah and Vicki Polin of the Awarenesss Center suggest another alternative, calling the feds if one has information about Lebovits taking kids on trips across state lines. I would add on, call the feds if you have any information about activity related to internet porn such as photographing, buying, selling or distributing it. The feds are more resistant to local political pressures, have more resources and get stiffer sentences.
Baruch Lebovits is alleged to have molested Motty Borger among many others.
I have several distressing questions.
- Why weren’t Rabbi Lebovits’ neighbors warned about his arrest when it happened eight months ago?
- Who removed all the flyers and are they indicative of organized forces involved in a cover up?
- What early signs of Lebovits’ molesting were ignored? Who was involved in the cover up?
- Why was one community member misinformed into believing the number on the flyer was a wrong number.