Rabbi Gavriel (Gabriel) Bodenheimer’s trial on ten felony counts alleging criminal sexual acts with a child under eleven years of age is now scheduled to start on December 31, 2015, in front of Judge R. Thorsen in the Rockland County Courthouse.
It was originally scheduled for May right after Shavuos.
It is not clear if the prosecution is backlogged, the judge is backlogged, the defense has found ways to delay trial, or the witness is needing time to be ready or is wavering.
It would be nice if we could trust the prosecutor to do his best, But alas, Rockland DA Thomas Zugibe is indebted to the Haredi voting block. In the past it was clear he was not going all out in his prosecution efforts. At the same time he is worried about getting hurt in the polls with non-orthodox voters, as Charles Hynes was in Brooklyn, for going easy on Haredi sex offenders.
Bodenheimer, Principal of Bais Mikroh elementary school in Monsey, was arrested in August 2014 on charges dating backing to 2009.
- Arrested Monsey Principal Bodenheimer was Alleged to Be Physically Abusive by Shlomo Silber in 2012
- Monsey Rabbis Declare: Bodenheimer Is Not Zimri – SATIRE
- The Tsimmes by Gribetz about Bodenheimer