Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Williamsburg man busted for repeatedly raping pre-teen member of extended family

NY Daily News

An 18-year-old Brooklyn man raped a pre-teen member of his extended family, authorities said Monday.

Police arrested David Teitelbaum late Sunday and charged him with rape, sex abuse and acting in a manner injurious to a child younger than 17.

Teitelbaum, who has no previous arrest record, was arraigned on $15,000 cash bail Monday night.

His defense attorney denied all the allegations, noting that his client has no history of trouble with the law.

"He's a full time student," said defense attorney Israel Friend.

"And from what I was told, the complaining witness' mom doesn't want to go forward with the charges," he added.

A source familiar with the case also said the victim’s parents had stopped cooperating with police, fearful of the shame the incident will cause the family.

Prosecutors said the accused was 17 at the time of the alleged rape a year ago.

The incident occurred during the holidays while the families were visiting, and the adults were asleep.

Prosecutors said Teitelbaum pulled his pants down to expose himself to the girl and then penetrated her.

In another incident, Teitelbaum touched the girl over her skirt, the prosecutor said.

Authorities said the girl told her mother, and then later told a therapist.

The therapist didn't initially report the allegations to police. But when the therapist was told last month that the two families would be getting together again for the holidays, the police were notified.

The girl, whose age and relationship to the victim are being withheld to protect her identity, was attacked inside the suspect’s Williamsburg apartment, sources said.

At some point the girl told her mother the suspect had touched her inappropriately, but the family didn't alert the police, sources said.

“The guy rapes their daughter and they’re protecting him — unbelievable” said the source. “I can’t even imagine how angry I’d be if it was my daughter.”

After the therapist notified the NYPD, the Child Abuse Squad launched an investigation.

1 comment :

  1. “An 18-year-old Brooklyn man raped a pre-teen member of his extended family, authorities said Monday.”
    Sotah 3b-4a
    It is stated here, “A man takes a wife and possesses her. She fails to please him because he finds something obnoxious ערות דבר about her, and he writes her a bill of divorcement, hands it to her, and sends her away from his house” (Deuteronomy 24:1). And elsewhere it states: “A single witness may not validate against a person any guilt or blame for any offense that may be committed; a case can be valid יקום דבר only on the testimony of two witnesses or more [three]” (Deuteronomy 19:15). as in the matter דבר mentioned in the latter case two witnesses are required, so also here [where there has been misconduct without warning and seclusion] two witnesses are required. Our Rabbis have taught: Which is the first testimony? Evidence of seclusion, and the final testimony is evidence of defilement [misconduct]. And how long is the duration in the matter of seclusion? Sufficient for misconduct, i.e., sufficient for coition, i.e., sufficient for sexual contact, i.e., sufficient for a person to walk round a date-palm. Such is the view of R. Ishmael; R. Eliezer says: Sufficient for preparing a cup of wine [By diluting it with water]; R. Joshua says: Sufficient to drink it; Ben Azzai says: Sufficient to roast an egg; R. Akiba says: Sufficient to swallow it; R. Judah b. Bathyra says: Sufficient to swallow three eggs one after the other; R. Eleazar b. Jeremiah says: Sufficient for a weaver to knot a thread; Hanin b. Phineas says: Sufficient for a woman to extend her hand to her mouth to remove a chip of wood [from between the teeth]; Pelemo says: Sufficient for her to extend her hand to a basket and take a loaf therefrom. Although there is no proof for this [last opinion] there is an indication, viz., For on account of a harlot, to a loaf of bread [“The last loaf of bread will go for a harlot; A married woman will snare a person of honor” (Proverbs 6:26)]. What is the purpose of all these definitions? They are necessary; because if we were only taught sufficient for misconduct, I would have thought that it meant sufficient time for her misconduct and her submission [I.e., that he should make improper advances and induce her to submit.]; therefore it is defined as sufficient for coition [Consequently she must have secluded herself with the intention of committing misconduct]. If, however, it were only taught sufficient for coition, I would have thought that it meant sufficient time for completed coition; therefore it is defined as sufficient for sexual contact. If, further, we had only been taught sufficient for sexual contact, I would have thought that it meant sufficient time for sexual contact and her submission; therefore it is defined as sufficient for misconduct. And how much is the time sufficient for sexual contact? Sufficient for a person to walk round a date-palm.”
    The standards in America and in Israel are loose on convictions of sexual misconduct. See http://www.wsj.com/video/woman-recounts-alleged-sexual-assault-by-roy-moore/795C62F0-51D6-4EF4-A727-429787E14854.html
    Lady tells of rape when she was 16 in 1977. With tears and with lady friends sitting next to her, she goes into great detail on where she sat, her thoughts, what she said, what he said etc. We don’t need a video. We fulfilled “go down to see”:
    “Then the Lord said, The outrage of Sodom and Gomorrah is so great, and their sin so grave! I will go down to see whether they have acted altogether according to the outcry that has reached Me; if not, I will take note.” (Genesis 18:20-21).


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