Thursday, June 13, 2013

Chaim Levin awarded $3.5 million for alleged abuse from his cousin

NY Daily News     A Brooklyn court on Wednesday awarded $3.5 million to a Jewish gay activist who sued his cousin for allegedly molesting him for several years when he was a boy.

Chaim Levin, now 24, claimed in a Brooklyn Supreme Court lawsuit that he was repeatedly molested by his first cousin Sholom Eichler at a synagogue, at a relative’s home and at an upstate bungalow where the family vacationed. [...]

A court referee ordered Eichler to pay Levin $1 million for pain and suffering and $2.5 million for future pain and suffering due to the repeated assaults, said Levin’s lawyer, David Krangle. [...]

The statute of limitations prohibited Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes from taking action, a spokesman said. [...]

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