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Sex-abuse scandal rocks Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish community

December 14, 2011

Public prosecutors in Brooklyn, New York have arrested 85 people after a sweeping investigation of sexual abuse within the Orthodox Jewish community.

Prosecutors have identified 117 victims of alleged abuse. The investigation apparently took on new urgency when Andrew Goodman, who was free on bail after being indicted on 144 counts of abuse, was seen welcoming young boys into his home. Police believe that Goodman has molested dozens of boys.


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  • Posted by: mgreen32234 - Dec. 16, 2011 11:49 AM ET USA

    As with the Catholic Church, the dog isn't barking because the same-sex elephant is in the room. If it's about homosexual perversion, we don't go there.

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Dec. 14, 2011 10:02 PM ET USA

    Wonder how many months will pass before the NYT notes this.

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Dec. 14, 2011 9:56 PM ET USA

    Surprise,surprise! Perversion is not confined to our clergy. I'll bet our children are safer than anywhere after our bishops were forced to deal with this.