Crown Heights.info reports:
Child Molested in Crown Heights Mikvah
January 04 2009
CROWN HEIGHTS [CHI] — At 4:12pm, Friday, Erev Shabbos, a child called the Shomrim hotline asking for help. The child stated that he was just molested at the Empire Shtibel Mikvah and the perpetrator was still in the Mikvah.
Numerous Shomrim members arrived on the scene within seconds. After speaking to the child, they requested for Police to further investigate. The members had the suspect, a 23 year old Israeli, wait for Police.
The child told the Police what happened and the officers, then walked suspect to precinct, for further questioning by detectives.
After being interrogated at the precinct the suspect was formally arrested on charges pertaining to his crimes.
In case of an emergency never hesitate to call 911 and Shomrim at (718) 774-3333 24/7
It's good police were called, but there is a caveat to keep in mind.
The alleged molester is a 23 year old Israeli. Chances are he is not from a prominent Chabad family. (In fact, the chances are he is an extreme messianist who is a baal teshuva or is the son of baal teshuvas.)
Chabad will call police when the criminal is not well placed in the movement.
It has yet to show it will call police when the abuser is well connected – and, yes, there are such cases.
It is in those cases that Rabbi Shea Hecht's understanding of mesira law comes into play.
[Hat Tip: DRF.]