Alleged New Square Sex Offender Arrested
Rabbi Herschel Taubenfeld, who was thought to have fled area to avoid arrest, turned himself into Ramapo Police this morning.
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
The Rockland County Times is reporting that alleged New Square pedophile Rabbi Herschel Taubenfeld, who was thought to have fled area to avoid arrest, turned himself into Ramapo Police this morning.
Taubenfeld, described as a “well connected” New Square resident, is charged with 30 counts of sex abuse:
• 10 counts of Forcible Touching (Class A Misdemeanors)
• 10 counts of Endangering the welfare of a Child (Class A Misdemeanors)
• 10 counts of Sex Abuse in the 3rd degree (Class B Misdemeanors)
His bond was set at $15,000. His next court date is scheduled for Monday, February 6, 2012 at 6 p.m. in the New Square Village Court.
According to the Rockland County Times report, Rockland County police said the charges against Taubenfeld all stem from his alleged actions with a minor male, all of which allegedly took place over a five month period between March 2011 and July 2011 in Taubenfeld’s News Square home.
Above, Herschel Taubenfeld
These are announcements printed in the past week in haredi weeklies announcing that Taubenfeld received smicha, rabbinic ordination, from Rabbi Wosner's beit din:. One of mentions that Taubenfeld is a maggid shiur, teaches a class, in the New Square yeshiva. [Via: Nuchem.]
Please click the image to open a larger version of the announcements: