By Murray Weiss, DNAinfo.com June 21, 2012
BROOKLYN — Four men were arrested Thursday morning for allegedly offering a $500,000 bribe to a sexually abused teenager to get her to drop charges against a popular Orthodox community counselor who is presently on trial in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes:
Treating ultra-Orthodox with kid gloves?
As Pressure On Hynes Builds, New Revelations Of Rabbis’ Intimidation
Family in Kolko civil suit subjected to psychological pressure to drop abuse case against Flatbush yeshiva.
Hella Winston The Jewish Week Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The already distraught mother had reached the end of her rope.
She and her husband, parents of a now 13-year-old boy who they allege was sexually molested by his Brooklyn yeshiva teacher, were doing the unthinkable in the borough’s ultra-Orthodox community: bucking a system stacked heavily against them and pursuing a civil lawsuit against the Flatbush school that employed the teacher, Rabbi Yehuda Kolko.
The system was pushing back, with a vengeance and pursuing a civil lawsuit against the Flatbush school that employed the teacher, Rabbi Yehuda Kolko. READ MORE