A 24-year-old man from a prominent Chabad family in the Chicago area now living in Los Angeles has pleaded no contest to trying to have sex with a child. Levi Moscowitz was also convicted of carrying an illegal concealed handgun.
Above: Levi Moscowitz
Updated at 3:18 pm CST and again at 9:20 CST
Prominent Chabad Hasid Convicted Of Trying To Have Sex With Minors, Gun Possession
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
A 24-year-old man from a prominent Chabad family in the Chicago area now living in Los Angeles has pleaded no contest to trying to have sex with a child. Levi Moscowitz was also convicted of carrying an illegal concealed handgun, the Jewish Journal reported.
On February 25 Moscowitz posted an ad on Craigslist “seeking to participate in a sexual encounter with a family interested in incest, or to ‘teach,’ a step-son or daughter.”
The Los Angeles Police Department responded to the ad as part of a sting operation.
Moscowitz and an LAPD detective posing as the father of a 13-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter exchanged emails in which Moscowitz described in detail the sexual acts he would perform on the two children.
Moscowitz and the ‘father’ arranged to meet a hotel in Long Beach, California in a specific room where the sex would take place and on February 28, Moscowitz went to the hotel and entered that room.
He was immediately arrested without incident by four Long Beach police officers.
In his possession were items that matched the items discussed in emails with the ‘father.’
In Moscowitz’s car, police found a loaded Glock handgun magazine and evidence Moscowitz intended to commit certain sexual acts.
In March, Moscowitz was charged in Glendale, California with illegally carrying a concealed firearm. He was found guilty in that case.
Moscowitz was charged with one felony related to the attempted sex with minors. He pleaded no contest to that felony in Los Angeles Superior Court and was sentenced to one day in jail, five years probation, 60 days of cleanup or graffiti removal, 52 weeks of counseling, fines and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration.
According to the Jewish Journal, a spokesperson for the district attorney said the sentence was standard “for this type of charge and circumstances.”
However, that claim appears to be false.
Luke Ford reported two days ago that Moscowitz at one time worked in gay porn and as an escort using names like "Izzy Klein" and worked for the "Dirty Tony" gay porn company.
And then we have this from a 2011 criminal case of a John Howard Newell (not Jewish) and its subsequent appeal:
…On September 21, 2011, Levi Moscowitz was passing through Fresno when he came in contact with Natasha Embry, who said her name was “Cherry Blossom” and whom he believed to be a prostitute. Embry invited Moscowitz to the Fresno Inn, where she took him to room 609. Someone Embry identified as her brother (and whose name Moscowitz later learned was Gregory Jones) was fixing a bicycle inside the room. Embry and Jones started to argue, and Jones told Moscowitz to come back in about 15 minutes so they could sort things out.
Moscowitz left to have lunch and returned in 15 to 20 minutes. Room 609 was empty. An older woman on the top floor asked what he was doing. When he said he was looking for “Cherry,” the woman said she should be back soon. Moscowitz waited around 15 to 20 minutes.
A woman and two men were sitting on the stairs, talking.2 One of the men was a heavyset, younger male with orangeish hair, a goatee, and tattoos on his arm. The other was a skinny, younger male. While Moscowitz was waiting, defendant walked upstairs and to the left. He was carrying a toolbox or something in his hands. Moscowitz thought he worked there, because someone addressed him as “John,” asked him how his morning was going, and mentioned something about repairing the carpet. Moscowitz did not know where defendant went, but room 609 was to the left on the second floor.3 The woman whispered something to one of the men on the stairs, and he also went upstairs.4 He also turned left, although Moscowitz did not see if he went into a room. The other man remained on the steps.
The woman introduced herself to Moscowitz as “Cherry’s” sister. She told him to go back to room 609. As Moscowitz opened the door and walked inside, he was attacked by two people who were already in the room, waiting behind the door. They pushed Moscowitz to the ground and hit him on the head for about three minutes. He did not know if they were using an object or fists, but his head was being pounded with something heavy. While this was going on, they took his wallet, keys, and phone from his pockets. They took his debit card and asked if he had any cash. When he said he did not, they asked for the personal identification number (PIN) for his debit card so they could get cash from an ATM. When he said he did not know it, they looked at his license, and said they knew where he lived and would kill him and his family if he called the police.
Toward the beginning of the beating, Moscowitz was able to turn his head enough to get a look at one of his assailants. It was defendant; he was hitting Moscowitz on the head with his hands or something. Moscowitz did not see which hand defendant was using. Moscowitz was able to see him for about five seconds, even though it was kind of dark in the room because the door was closed and the window shades were partially closed.5 Moscowitz “[i]nstantaneously” recognized him from having seen him outside minutes earlier. Defendant was the one who asked about the PIN for the debit card. Moscowitz recognized his voice from when defendant replied to the people who addressed him as he went up the stairs.6 Defendant told Moscowitz to wait in the room for 10 minutes while they left, and said if Moscowitz came outside before that, they would kill him.
All told, Moscowitz was in the room with his assailants for around four or five minutes before they left. He went into the bathroom and saw he was bleeding from his head. He waited around five minutes, then ran outside to the street. As he came outside, he saw his rental car “peel out” of the parking lot. He was unable to see who was inside.
Moscowitz flagged down a passing truck, the driver of which called 911. The call was made at 2:26 p.m., and the police arrived within five minutes. Moscowitz told the officer he was at the Fresno Inn because he had become lost on his way from Lodi to Bakersfield and had stopped to ask for directions. He denied being there for drugs or a prostitute, and said that when he asked for directions, he got dragged into the room. Moscowitz lied because he was scared and did not want to get into trouble himself.
Moscowitz suffered two gashes in his head that required four staples to close, and three fractured fingers that were broken when he used his hands to try to protect his head. While he was at the hospital, he spoke with Detective Phebus and admitted he had not been truthful with the first officer about what had happened and why he was at the Fresno Inn.…
Update 9:20 pm CST – The very graphic, sick and troubling police report in which Moscowitz claims to have molested a young child and says he wants to molest more. [Hat Tip: JWB.]
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[Hat Tip: JWB.]