Vicki Polin of The Awareness Center was just informed that Rabbi Baruch Lebovits was sentenced to 30 years in state prison.
Rabbi Baruch Lebovits is sentenced to 10 2/3 to 32 years in prison for molesting teen
BY SCOTT SHIFREL • NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
A Brooklyn rabbi convicted of molesting a teenage boy was sentenced to the Monday to the maximum - 10-2/3 to 32 years in prison.
Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Patricia DiMango gave Rabbi Baruch Lebovits consecutive sentences for eight sexual abuse counts.
"It is important for the courts to send a clear message that abusing and harming children will not be tolerated," she told a courtroom packed with Lebovits' supporters and victim advocates.
Asked whether he wanted to address the court, Lebovits said: "No thanks."
A jury found him guilty of abusing the 16-year-old friend of a son, luring him into a car and performing sex acts on him.
The victim, who is now 22, said he was relieved at the outcome of the case.
"My experience here has given me hope and optimism I thought was lost forever," he said in court.
"Every day Baruch Lebovits is in prison is a day that kids in our community are safe from him."
Here's the DA's press release (Hat Tip: Stealthmon.):