…In a 25-page memo, prosecutors attacked Freundel’s credibility as a religious leader and said he lived a “double life.” Prosecutors said they found videos of the rabbi, who is married, having sex with several women.…"
Above: Rabbi Barry Freundel
…In a 25-page memo, prosecutors attacked [Rabbi Barry] Freundel’s credibility as a religious leader and said he lived a “double life.” Prosecutors said they found videos of the rabbi, who is married, having sex with several women.
In another part of the memo, prosecutors wrote of a woman videotaped by Freundel who had been a victim of domestic abuse for more than 10 years. Freundel offered her support, even setting her up in an apartment away from her husband. Yet, unbeknownst to the woman, Freundel placed recording devices in the apartment’s bedroom and bathroom, according to the memo.
Prosecutors said Freundel used an “elaborate” cataloguing system to identify each video of his victims by number and included the women’s names or initials.
“He used his position of trust to take advantage of a place of peacefulness, spirituality, and privacy, deceiving women into attending, and surreptitiously recording his congregants, students, and potential converts naked,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Amy Zubrensky wrote in the memo.
Authorities initially said Freundel hid a camera in a clock radio in an area where the women changed for the baths. Further investigations revealed Freundel had also set up mini-cameras in a tissue box and a tabletop fan.…