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.
KINGS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S
OFFICE Unnamed:District Attorney Charles
Hynes, center, says that a state law prevents
him from giving up the names of those arrested.
Legal experts disagree.
Brooklyn D.A. Refuses To Name Child Sex Abusers
By Paul Berger (Jewish Daily Forward)
December 14, 2011
Law enforcement officials, legal experts, advocates and politicians have questioned why Brooklyn’s District Attorney arrested 85 Orthodox adults on child sex abuse charges but refuses to release their names.
In just three years, District Attorney Charles Hynes has arrested 83 Orthodox men and two women on charges including sexual abuse, attempted kidnapping and sodomy.
District Attorney Charles Hynes, center, says that a state law prevents him from giving up the names of those arrested. Legal experts disagree.But when asked to reveal names — even of the 14 abusers who were convicted of sex crimes — Hynes refuses. READ MORE