After the Sexual Abuse Conviction of Baruch Lebovitz, His Accuser Is Indicted by Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes

Hynes press conf of Kellner Arrest Arrest

Survivors for Justice issued the following press release:

The New York Times’ Michael Powell reports on the shocking case of Samuel Kellner, a father whose quest for justice for his son led to his own indictment by Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes.

Kellner now faces 20 years in prison if convicted. This, after he helped Hynes prosecute a sexual abuse case against Rabbi Baruch Lebovitz, a prominent Brooklyn rabbi who was convicted of sexually abusing a 16-year-old.

 The troubling case against Kellner is based upon information brought to DA Hynes by Meir Lebovits, the convicted child molester’s son.

I would add that for the first time, two highly respected Hasidic dayanim (rabbinical court judges) have explicitly told a secular newspaper reporter that they supported and continue to support Samuel Kellner in bringing victims of abuse to the District Attorney to testify against Baruch Mordechai Lebovits. Rabbi Gold was appointed Satmar dayan by the first Satmar Rebbe, Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum (Yoelish).

I suspect their public statment means that they will also testify on Kellner’s behalf if the DA is foolish enough to go ahead with a trial in July.

Definitely read this article by Michael Powell in the New York Times.

2 thoughts on “After the Sexual Abuse Conviction of Baruch Lebovitz, His Accuser Is Indicted by Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes

  1. Halezot higanu? Alilat DAM beAlil, nora veayom! Hayo lo tihye. Kulam menoafim, verodfei shalmonim. Mekom hamishpat sham haresha. Im ken lama ze Anochi? Zaakat SDOM VA”AMORAH KI RABBAH! Dom laH’ vehitcholel lo, vehi yapilem Chalalim Chalalim, VeHaelokim yevakesh et haNirdaf. Yitamu harshaim, urshaim od einam, Uva leTzion goel.

  2. I heard a rumor, albeit, totally unverified, that the Satmar community, in deference to the preferences and predilictions of their Rabbanim are making a minor addition to the Bar Mitzvah ceremony in their community.
    I’ve heard two versions, one is that it wil be the Rebbe, the other is the high bidder for an “aliyah”, , or (perhaps yerida is more appropriate) but which ever it turns out to be (assuming there is any credibility to this story which is strictly strictly rumor), the winner gets to pederast the Bar Mitzvah boy., That way, every Satmar parent will be able to participate in the joy of the of this wonderful tradition. The guys taking the bets, are on the side of the Rabbi being zoche to the taanug. But the bets are still being placed. There is even an evil evil rumor that Hynes and Dershowitz are placing bets. That is so way out there that even I do not believe that filthy rumor. The beauty of this new ceremony (akin to breaking the glass, or cutting the foreski) is that every family will have the taanug of participating in this widespread communal custom. I also heard that the bets are being placed separately for the uptown rebbe and the downtown guy. Anyone else heard this hair raising rumor?
    (Satire, Parody)

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