Yona (Jason) Weinberg was convicted in June 2009 of 8 counts of sex crimes against two 13-year-old boys and was sentenced and served up to 13 months in local prison. At the time he was a social worker and also worked as a bar mitzvah tutor.
Weinberg is a registered sex offender under the New York State Sex Offender Registration Act. Weinberg is assessed by the NY Criminal Justice Services as Risk Level 3, which is the highest level and means: “high risk of repeat offense and a threat to public safety exists”.
Weinberg, lived in Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood until he left the US in September 2014, months after further similar complaints were filed against him with the NYPD. A slow response by the Brooklyn DA and the NYPD gave him the time to flee. Since the current charges are misdemeanors, at present there is no likelihood of extradition. His MO includes grooming by asking kids to touch his clothing to measure it and physical violence against kids to intimidate them into retracting charges.
To the best of our knowledge, He currently resides with his wife and family in Har Nof, Jerusalem.
The Israeli authorities are aware of the situation.
The public is urged to be vigilant and take appropriate measures to protect and educate their children, calmly and in a manner appropriate to their age.
Under no circumstances should members of the public take the law into their own hands.
If you believe that a crime is being committed by a sex offender, contact your local law enforcement agency immediately as you would do in any case of suspected criminal activity.