One of the (apparently many) alleged child sex abusers in Baltimore's Orthodox community has been arrested by police. Phil Jacobs of the Baltimore Jewish Times reports:
Yisroel Shapiro has been arrested and charged with two counts of sexual offense in the third degree, sexual offense in the fourth degree and battery.
An arrest warrant was carried out by Baltimore City Police Department detectives at the request of the City State’s Attorney’s office.…
Mr. Shapiro, the son of the late Rabbi Ephraim Shapiro, himself the center of a Jewish Times investigation of alleged sexual molestation…
Mr. Shapiro had hinted to one of his victims that he had been abused as a “young child” himself, and that he had received therapy.
In terms of his alleged crimes, Mr. Shapiro said to the victim, “I can tell you I was not fully aware that I was doing something wrong.”
By some counts there are a dozen or more pedophiles just like Yisroel Shapiro in Baltimore's Orthodox community (or once in it). Many are rabbis.
[Hat Tips: Oprah and Archie Bunker.]