CBS 2 Calls Hotline To Report Incidents, But More Often Gets A Recording
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) May 14, 2012
The handling of sexual abuse cases in the ultra-Orothodox Hasidic Jewish community has drawn increased criticism.
The criticism focuses on a special program that the Brooklyn District Attorney has established to deal with such cases because of religious considerations.
CBS 2′s Chris Wragge examined the program to find out whose needs are being served.
In the Hasidic Jewish community all matters, including sexual abuse, are handled internally, but the wall of silence may be crumbling.
District Attorney Charles Hynes told CBS 2 that in recent years there have been nearly 100 sexual abuse-related arrests in the community. Unlike other district attorneys, Hynes has not released the names of the accused. READ MORE