Rockland County, NY authorities arrested Moshe Menachem Taubenfeld on charges of allegedly sexually abusing a boy. The arrest happened this morning. Moshe Menachem is the brother of Herschel Taubenfeld a resident in New Square (Skver), NY who pled guilty to child sexual abuse but got off with no jail time and was retained as a teacher of children in New Square.
I will post further developments as I learn about them.
Update: Full Text of Police Press Release:
The Ramapo Detective Bureau began an investigation in the summer of 2013 of the sexual abuse of a child over a period of time. The incidents occurred in the Village of New Square. The investigation culminated today with the arrest of Moshe Menacham Taubenfeld, also known as Mendel Zarkowsky. Taubenfeld (Zarkowsky) was charged with the class D felony of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the 2nd degree.
The crime occurred during the years 2001 through 2006. The male victim is not related to Taubenfeld (Zarkowsky).
The victim was under the age of 11 years old when the crime began.
Taubenfeld (Zarkowsky) was arraigned by Hon. Justice R. Schoenberger in the Town of Ramapo Court.
His bail was set at $25,000.00 cash. Taubenfeld (Zarkowsky) was released on the $25,000.00 bail with a future return date to New Square Village Court.
NYS Penal Law § 130.80 Course of sexual conduct against a child in the second degree. 1. A person is guilty of course of sexual conduct against a child in the second degree when, over a period of time not less than three months in duration: (a) he or she engages in two or more acts of sexual conduct with a child less than eleven years old; or (b) he or she, being eighteen years old or more, engages in two or more acts of sexual conduct with a child less than thirteen years old. 2. A person may not be subsequently prosecuted for any other sexual offense involving the same victim unless the other charged offense occurred outside the time period charged under this section. Course of sexual conduct against a child in the second degree is a class D felony.