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May 04, 2013

Yosef Kolko Child Sex Abuse Trial Begins

Yosef KolkoAfter years of threats against and harassment of the victim and his family, the trial of accused pedophile Rabbi Yosef Kolko, the nephew of notorious molester Rabbi Yehuda Kolko, is set to begin this week.

Yosef Kolko
Yosef Kolko

The Asbury Park Press reports:

In a tight-knit community of people accustomed to handling problems among themselves, one young boy bucked the trend.

He accused a Yeshiva teacher and camp counselor of molesting him, and when a religious council of Orthodox Jews failed to take action against the man, the boy and his family went to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office for help.

Because they skirted religious protocols, the boy and his family were ostracized by their community. Some in the community even embarked on a campaign to get the boy and his father to drop the criminal charges.

And, a flier was circulated in Lakewood saying the boy’s father made a “mockery” of the Torah and committed a “terrible deed” by going to the secular authorities.

But the family stood its ground. Now, six years after the alleged abuse occurred, the man accused of molesting the boy is set to go on trial in a case that likely is to be closely watched by Lakewood’s Orthodox Jewish community.

Jury selection began Wednesday for the trial of Yosef Kolko, who was working as a camp counselor at Yachad, a summer camp at the Yeshiva Bais Hatorah School… in Lakewood when he met the victim. Kolko also was a teacher at Yeshiva Orchos Chaim in Lakewood.…

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Unbelievable what Lakewood has become. It used to be a mini-borscht-belt kind of resort town; now it's Monsey south, only more so. Sad.

The Kolkos are the type of yichus that the stupid hareidim love to marry into. A family of boy-molesters. What a low culture these ignoramouses are part of.

"Monsey south, only more so"?

I'd say more like Williamsburg or KJ than Monsey. Monsey still has pockets of sanity.

Rockland Bob
i totally agree with that

The Asbury Park Press should be commended. Yerachamiel Lopin reported that BMG tried to muscle NJ news outlets into keeping away from the story and obviously the APP was not intimidated.

Rumor has it that miki rot-tenberg from bais mordechie is very much involved in kolkos defence. Raising lots of money and behind the scenes intimidation. I just lost all respect for miki, despite all the good things he did.

"Monsey south, only more so"?

I'd say more like Williamsburg or KJ than Monsey. Monsey still has pockets of sanity.

Posted by: Rockland Bob | May 05, 2013 at 01:14 AM

Rockland Bob:

I,too, agree. However, the pockets of sanity are slowly being squeezed out.

Luke.

"Monsey still has pockets of sanity"

The rest of us are miscreants, lol.


"Monsey still has pockets of sanity"

The rest of us are miscreants, lol.

Posted by: You called us miscreants, but we are honest Jews who value an education | May 05, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Superb !

Luke.

is it only rabbi kanerik or is it also rabbis pearl and rottenberg paying for kolko and eli wiensteins defense

More like Monsey. HA HA HA
Lets hope its more like good 'ol Willy where Joe Hynes got a tough 50 year sentence. Up in Rockland County they get a slap on the rist with a few years of probation like the pervert Moshe Turner.
Let the Asbury Park DA learn from Joe Hynes and fry the pedophiles

he was probably one of his uncle's victims back in the day.

much child abuse happens within families.

Did anyone notice how VIN news buckeled under pressure and removed this story about kolko/? I wonder which thug organozation threatened them/?. Wouldnt surprise me if BMG was behind that threat.

The only pockets of sanity left in Monsey are the ones in the pants of the people who got the hell out of that chassidic ghetto. Wesley Hills is delusional thinking they can preserve a lifestyle.

Anyone know if uncle Yiddi dug his claws into his nephew and produced a second generation criminal pervert or did Yosef pervify on his own?

Everyone is innocent until proven guilty regardless of what the lynch mob here thinks. If all frum Jews in Lakewood support him, then they must know that he's innocent.

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