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COLONIE, N.Y. -- The Colonie rabbi sentenced last month and sent to jail for having inappropriate sexual contact with young boys is already back home.
The Albany County District Attorney's office confirms 28-year old Rabbi Yaakov Weiss was released from jail Wednesday. Earlier this year, Weiss pleaded guilty to having contact with boys on multiple occasions.
The DA's office says Weiss was sentenced back on March 8th and should have served two-thirds or 40 days of his sentence, which would be April 17.
It's not clear why he was home early, but neighbors who did not want to be identified
"I'm just concerned for my children," one neighbor said. "I don't want them to lose their innocence. They keep asking questions."
As part of his sentence, the rabbi must now serve three years probation, and register as a sex offender.