The problems with the Lubavitch


Protect the Orthodox even if they are child molestors…they’re Jews and vote.
January 13, 2009, 7:56 pm
Filed under: crime, Sex crimes, Sexual Abuse

Outrage at Boro Park Y alleging child molester still has access to center

Sunday, January 4th 2009, 10:51 PM

An accused Brooklyn child molester charged with fondling a boy inside a Boro Park Y six years ago still frequents the kiddie-packed center, the Daily News has learned.

Arthur Samet, 48, was arrested in October and charged with sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child beginning in December 2001 at the 14th Ave. YM-YWHA’s Jacuzzi, according to court records.

The victim, now 19, came forward last fall to report the alleged crime.

Officials at the Y were stunned to learn of the alleged incident.

“This is the first time I am hearing about this,” said Boro Park YM-YWHA director Ellie Kastel, who was shown court documents detailing the encounters by a News reporter.

“I am very disturbed that we weren’t informed. It is very important to us to protect our children,” Kastel said.

Asked if Samet will lose his membership, Kastel replied: “I will do what my lawyers tell me to do.”

Samet was arrested in 2007 on a charge of sexual misconduct, but the victim later refused to prosecute because of intense pressure from the Jewish community, police sources said. The case was later sealed.

In the current case, investigators wanted to protect the victim from outside influence and did not officially notify the YMHA, sources said.

Prosecutors took up the case even though it was six years before the teen came forward, because state law gives child victims of sex abuse up to five years past their 18th birthday to tell authorities, said a spokesman for Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes.

The teen told investigators in October that Samet molested him inside the Y three times, between December 2001 and March 2002. At least one instance occurred while they both sat inside the Y’s Jacuzzi, sources said. Samet refused to comment at a December court appearance. His lawyer, Richard Finkel, said Samet is a “family man.”

The issue of molestation has become more visible in the insular Borough Park community in recent months because of several arrests. Samet is the third man charged with sexually or physically abusing a child.

With Alison Gendar

simonew@nydailynews.com

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Sex Crime from the Rubaskin Family…The family that brought you your kosher meat
December 17, 2008, 7:10 pm
Filed under: Sex crimes, Sexual Abuse | Tags: , ,


October 1 2008

Rubashkin Son-In-Law Arrested For Child Sexual Molestation – Chabad Rabbi Allegedly Molested Boy At School, JCC

Rabbi Yaakov Weiss, 28, is rabbi of Chabad of Colonie near Albany, New York. His wife is…

…Rosa Rubashkin, Sholom M. Rubashkin’s daughter.

Rabbi Yaaakov Weiss Large

Weiss moved from Postville to the Albany area in 2004:

Loudonville rabbi accused of sex abuse
Man charged in alleged incidents involving 13-year-old boy
By BRENDAN LYONS, Senior writer

ALBANY — An Albany area rabbi has been arrested on sex abuse charges stemming from alleged incidents involving a 13-year-old boy.

Albany police detectives arrested Yaakov Weiss, 28, of Loudonville Monday and charged him with two counts of third-degree sex abuse and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, all misdemeanors.

Details pertaining to the case were not immediately available, but Albany police spokesman Det. James Miller said the charges have to do with Weiss’ alleged involvement with the boy on at least two occasions — one in November 2007 and the other earlier this year.

The arrest was part of an ongoing investigation that’s continuing and comes on the first day of the Jewish High Holy Days on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Weiss was arraigned in Albany City Court and released but it was unclear if bail was set.

His attorney Arnold Proskin was not immediately available for comment.

Weiss, who adheres to a missionary branch of Judaism know as Chabad-Lubavitch, moved to Colonie from Iowa in 2004 with his wife Rosa and an infant daughter. Soon after arriving in the Capital Region, Weiss founded the Chabad of Colonie and the Chabad Hebrew School. He has been outspoken on the issue of public religious expression.

In 2005, he requested a Hanukkah display at Colonie Center Mall but was denied. The mall displayed a 6-foot menorah the following year after Weiss and his supporters lobbied the mall for representation of the Jewish holiday.

Last year, Weiss was part of a movement to have the state Legislature pass a bill mandating a moment of silence each day at school for students to reflect in their own way on the importance of the spiritual in their lives.

Here is a birth announcement for Weiss’ daughter, published on Shmais, a Chabad website, in 2004. Note his wife is identified as Rosa Rubashkin:

http://hypercrypton.livejournal.com/462943.html



Lubavitch “Rabbi” arrested in Albany on Child Abuse
October 1, 2008, 2:45 pm
Filed under: crime, Sex crimes, Uncategorized

From The Times Union-timesunion.com: Capital Region Headlines – http://timesunion.com/local/

An Albany area rabbi has been arrested on sex abuse charges stemming from alleged incidents involving a 13-year-old boy.

Albany police detectives arrested Yaakov Weiss, 28, of Loudonville Monday and charged him with two counts of third-degree sex abuse and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, all misdemeanors.

Details pertaining to the case were not immediately available, but Albany police spokesman Det. James Miller said the charges have to do with Weiss’ alleged involvement with the boy on at least two occasions — one in November 2007 and the other earlier this year.

The arrest was part of an ongoing investigation that’s continuing and comes on the first day of the Jewish High Holy Days on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Weiss was arraigned in Albany City Court and released but it was unclear if bail was set.

His attorney Arnold Proskin was not immediately available for comment.

Weiss, who adheres to a missionary branch of Judaism know as Chabad-Lubavitch, moved to Colonie from Iowa in 2004 with his wife Rosa and an infant daughter. Soon after arriving in the Capital Region, Weiss founded the Chabad of Colonie and the Chabad Hebrew School. He has been outspoken on the issue of public religious expression.

In 2005, he requested a Hanukkah display at Colonie Center Mall but was denied. The mall displayed a 6-foot menorah the following year after Weiss and his supporters lobbied the mall for representation of the Jewish holiday.

Last year, Weiss was part of a movement to have the state Legislature pass a bill mandating a moment of silence each day at school for students to reflect in their own way on the importance of the spiritual in their lives.