I think he will do that because that will help him get a shorter prison sentence. Yosef’s prison sentence will depend on his potential for rehabilitation. Right now he’s being extensively evaluated to prepare a report on his potential to bring his pedophilia under control. The most important criterion in rehab potential is willingness to confront one’s history. Based on information I have received I believe he was molested by his uncle, Rabbi Yehudah (Joel) Kolko, a teacher at Lipa Margulies’ Yeshiva Torah Temimah until he was arrested for child sex abuse.
After Meir Dascalowitz was arrested he publicly stated he had been molested by Baruch Mordechai Lebovits. When Lebovits was being sentenced, he reported that he was molested by his uncle. Now it is Kolko’s turn to talk about his Uncle Yehudah.
Rabbi S., the father of the boy who testified against Kolko, made it clear that he was not interested in making Yosef Kolko suffer; he just wanted to protect other children. At sentencing, the family of the victim will make a statement. His statement and the prosecutor’s recommendations will influence the sentence. Thirty-six-year-old Kolko understands all this. So I will bet that he will expose his Uncle Yehudah to get out of jail before he is an old man.
This may also be why Rabbi Belsky so desperately persists in claiming Yosef Kolko is innocent. For decades he insisted that Yehudah Kolko was innocent. If Yosef Kolko points a finger at his uncle, he wins but Belsky loses. That may even be why Belsky advised Yosef Kolko to reject a plea deal before the trial. Had he pled guilty early enough he probably could have gotten the charges reduced. I strongly suspect that Rabbi Belsky sacrificed Yosef Kolko’s future for selfish reasons.