OHEL allegedly covered up cases of child sex abuse and broke mandatory reporting law. It's CEO, David Mandel, said publicly to call rabbis when you suspect abuse, not police. Mandel wrote a book on child sex abuse with Dr. David Pelcovitz, who wrote a letter in support of a Modern Orthodox child sex abuser and then appears to have lied about it. With this type of record, you might think Brooklyn's new DA would stay far away from OHEL. Instead, Ken Thompson is endorsing OHEL.
The DA's spokeswoman did not return a phone call placed yesterday.