According to the Asbury Park Press, Rabbi Yisroel Belsky said,
“When your child tells you something, you don’t go straight to a prosecutor, you go to a Bais Din and let them examine the (evidence).”
In connection with the recent guilty plea of Yosef Kolko, the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) reported,
Rabbi Belsky informed us that he favors the reporting of credible suspicions of abuse directly to the civil authorities without the need to seek prior rabbinic permission.
Can someone tell me how to reconcile those two statements.