London Chabad Man Sentenced To Three Years For Sexual Assaults On Minor Girl
Shmarya Rosenberg • Failedmessiah.com
A man from a prominent Chabad family in the Golders Green neighborhood of London has been sentenced to three years in prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting a teenage hasidic girl over a period of years, a local British newspaper, Ham&High, reported.
The assaults began when the girl – who is now 27-years-old – was a young teenager in 1999.
Levy, who is now 41-years-old, was 27-years-old when the assaults began – 13 years older than the victim.
Levy repeatedly told the girl that she was at fault and threatened her that if she told anyone about the sexual abuse, she would be blamed.
Three years ago, the victim wrote a letter to Levy and asked him to admit to what he had done to her and apologize to her in front of a rabbi and her family.
The victim reported the assaults to police in May 2011.
Police investigated her claims and arrested Levy in July 2011. In April 2012 he was formally charged with four counts of indecent assault of a child under 16, two counts of rape, one count of sexual assault, and one count of attempted rape.
His first trial ended in a hung jury.
In his second trial in May of this year, Levy was convicted of two counts of indecent assault on a child under 16 but could not reach a decision on the other charges.
The prosecution is still deciding whether it wants to seek a retrial on the other charges – something allowed under British law but not under American law.
[Hat Tip: The Lion.]