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 rabbi’s sexual abuse conviction overturned on appeal
The Times of Israel May 3, 2012
Rabbi Baruch Lebovits had served one year of his prison sentence before being released to house arrest
(JTA) — A New York appeals court overturned the conviction of a Brooklyn rabbi on charges of molesting a teenage boy over the withholding of evidence.
Rabbi Baruch Lebovits had served one year of his prison sentence before being released to house arrest pending the outcome of his appeal. The State Supreme Court’s appellate division overturned Lebovits’ conviction last week.
The court’s decision said that while there was enough evidence to prove that Lebovits was guilty, he was deprived of his right to a fair trial because prosecutors did not hand over until the middle of the trial a detective’s notes about one of the witnesses that the defense was expected to call. READ MORE