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.
After Arrest Of Teacher, Questions About Vetting
New revelations of Zauder’s apparent online activity on social media sites.
Hella Winston Special To The Jewish Week Tuesday, May 8, 2012
In the wake of the shocking arrest last week of a yeshiva teacher and youth worker for possession of child pornography, attention is turning to how day school — and indeed, all — teachers are vetted, and how to balance the need to ensure children’s safety with legal concerns about discrimination and privacy.
Evan Zauder, a sixth-grade teacher at the Modern Orthodox school Yeshivat Noam in Paramus, N.J, was arrested last Thursday after a tip led the FBI to his Manhattan apartment, where agents reportedly found on his computer hundreds of images and videos of boys engaged in sex acts. If convicted, Zauder faces up to 10 years in jail and a maximum fine of $250,000.
Based on an Internet search, Zauder appears to have been involved in viewing and/or posting pornographic material online — including videos of him masturbating — as far back as 2007, The Jewish Week has discovered. It is unclear whether or not any of that material is considered illegal. READ MORE