Meir Dascalowitz completed a 5-year prison sentence and is now living in Boro Park according to his sex offender registry record (see at end of article).
In seven years of blogging about sex abuse I have learned about many offenders. Dasclaowitz stands out as one of the most unstoppable, repeat sex offenders I have ever encountered. I do not believe he can stop himself even if he tries.
Over the years his usual approach was to anally rape boys ranging from ages ten to late teens usually at a mikveh (ritual bath). Sometimes he met them in the mikveh. I heard of one case where he approached a boy on the sidwalk and asked him to watch his wallet while he was in the mikveh. He then raped the boy. That fast and that simple!
The District Attorney should have structured his plea bargain to include a long probation period following prison when he was not allowed to enter a mikveh. If they had done that, he could be charged with violating probation just for entering a mikveh and locked up again.
The Albany DA imposed such conditions on Yaakov Weiss, the son-in-law of Sholom Rubashkin, who molested boys in a mikveh (See document here).
In truth, boys should not be allowed into a mikveh unless there are strictly enforced protocols for ensuring their safety through proper supervision. But the fact is that there are many mikvaot, that either do not have such policies or do not enforce them.
Hence this warning. Every single mikveh should be alerted to the dangers posed by Meir Dascalowitz and should keep him out. Please make copies of this post or of his sex offender registry record and post it and distribute it wherever you can anywhere in the NY metropolitan area.
Approach the management of any mikveh in your area, or at least ones to which you have a connection, and insist they be proactive so a place intended for holiness does not turn into device for the rape of innocent children.
Dascalowitz now lives at 820 39th Street, Brooklyn , NY 11232.
Be particularly vigilant in distributing this information to his neighbors. But he has roamed across neighborhoods in the past. So do not get complacent about assuming boys are safe elsewhere. Don’t just worry about him inside a mikveh. In the past he has lured kids walking by on the street.
It is against the law to harass him or do anything violent against him and I am absolutely not encouraging that. If by some unlikely chance he has totally changed, good for him and us. But only a fool would rely on his having changed.
He is on the Sex Offender Registry precisely because he is considered likely to re-offend. So use this information to make it less likely.
When he does re-offend, do not call the rabbis. They let him roam for years and did their best to inhibit his prosecution.
Do not call the Vaad Hatznius, Shomrim or the local police precincts in Boro Park or Williamsburg. They all failed in the past.
Call the sex crimes unit (formally called the Special Victims Unit) of the NYPD. In Brooklyn their phone number is (718) 230–4416.