Nuchem Rosenberg is reporting that a Belzer dayan (rabbinic judge) turned in the molester to police. The pedophile molested two boys in a Belzer synagogue in Borough Park, Brooklyn last week. The story made the New York Post Saturday.
This most likely means the 19-year-old pedophile [whose name I have redacted until it is confirmed] was known to leaders and was turned in after a beit din (or this dayan alone) gave permission.
Update 5:10 pm:
Brooklyn teen surrenders in abuse case
DANIEL EDWARD ROSEN • New York Post
A Brooklyn teen, accompanied by his rabbi and a lawyer, surrendered today in the molestation of a youngster in the basement of a Borough Park synagogue.
Menachem Deutsch, 19, was charged with unlawful imprisonment and child endangerment in the June 22 attack, authorities said.
Deutsch, dressed in traditional Hasidic attire, allegedly lured a 12-year-old boy walking home from school into Simcha Hall, in the basement of a synagogue at 15th Avenue and 50th Street, authorities said.
Once inside, Deutsch brought the boy into a basement bathroom and allegedly groped and molested the child over the course of an hour.
Apparently the family of the second child may have withdrawn their complaint. Or it may be Deutsch is only admitting to one molestation.