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Williamsburg, NY - Man Who Molested Boy In Mikva Gets Five Years

Published on: May 1, 2013 03:25 PM
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Brooklyn, NY - A 29 year-old man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing an ultra-Orthodox boy five years ago at the age of 12, was sentenced to five years in prison this afternoon, but not before hearing an “unforgiving” letter written by his victim, now 17.

The NEW YORK DAILY NEWS (http://nydn.us/10t3dog) is reporting that Meir Dascalowitz received the sentence as part of a plea agreement aimed at sparing the victim from having to face his abuser again while testifying.

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In his letter, read before sentencing, the 17 year-old victim said Dascalowitz has “ruined my life,” and that “I never will forgive you.”

The 17 year-old also said he has been “kicked out of school” and “lost friends” in the fallout of reporting the crime to authorities.

Advocates from the Hasidic community said they are “satisfied” with the outcome since the boy did not have to testify.

The boy’s mother, however, was not satisfied with the five year sentence and the prospect that Dascalowitz could be out in less than that.

“How many children’s life will be ruined?” she asked.



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 May 01, 2013 at 03:38 PM Anonymous Says:

'Kicked out of school and lost friends', punish the victim as if he hasn't suffered enough.

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 May 01, 2013 at 03:48 PM Geulah Says:

The perpetrator gets 5 years and the victim gets a life sentence - business as usual for cases like this.

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 May 01, 2013 at 03:49 PM enlightened-yid Says:

How holy an true this Torah life can be if communities learn from it to punish 17 year old kid for standing up to his rapist that damaged him mentally for life? The community is worse than the rapist because they reduce themselves to the same disgusting level.

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 May 01, 2013 at 03:52 PM Anonymous Says:

And now let's wait for all the chasidim to start their BS about mesirah. Any one of you that believes that this was mersira needs to get some serious psychiatric help. Hope he gets a taste of his own medicine while he's locked up.

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 May 01, 2013 at 03:52 PM Anonymous Says:

Enough with this bad news!!!!! nobody is interested. its a chilal hashem!!!!

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 May 01, 2013 at 04:05 PM Anonymous Says:

Reson of only 5 years thats Because 1.He of pleaded guilty.
2. He didn't have such High Felonies.
Guy's Lets Learn To Plea Guilty!
!ומודה ועוזב ירוחם

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 May 01, 2013 at 04:54 PM Anonymous Says:

" The victim’s father, has said his family was exiled from his Orthodox community for reporting the abuse to outside authorities." This quote is from one of the English newspapers. Imagine the families pain, but many in our community call it mesirah. Do they have another or a better way of dealing with these low lifes? They just sweep it under the rug and do nothing. Our Rabbonim should speak out with a loud and clear voice but they're chicken. They hide behind the Torah and call it mesirah. A bunch of nonsense. Don't use our HOLY TORAH for an excuse for your stupidity. For shame, for shame!

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 May 01, 2013 at 04:17 PM allmark Says:

Reply to #6  
Anonymous Says:

Reson of only 5 years thats Because 1.He of pleaded guilty.
2. He didn't have such High Felonies.
Guy's Lets Learn To Plea Guilty!
!ומודה ועוזב ירוחם

I think you mean lets learn not to commit crimes!

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 May 01, 2013 at 04:41 PM Liepa Says:

Reply to #5  
Anonymous Says:

Enough with this bad news!!!!! nobody is interested. its a chilal hashem!!!!

It's important for people to know, "L'maan Yishmau V'yilmadu".

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 May 01, 2013 at 04:43 PM LONGBEACH13 Says:

There will be no end to this until the entire community faces up to it's responsibility to protect the most at risk, our children. One of the great secrets that we have kept to ourselves is the child abuse, spousal abuse, and drug and alcohol abuse in the frum community. By osmosis we get from the world around us, but by trying to sweep it under the rug we are making it worse. There is a woman in my community who when she comes to shul on shabbos and it is obvious to all who look at her that she is not just "falling down steps." Go hide behind mesirah.

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 May 01, 2013 at 05:02 PM ChareidiMan Says:

Reply to #5  
Anonymous Says:

Enough with this bad news!!!!! nobody is interested. its a chilal hashem!!!!

Its called "education" my friend!

High time that people pay the consequences when ruining a Jewish life forever! Its your way of thinking that give support to the molesters and makes it easy for them to go one with their dirty work.

Take off your blinders!

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 May 01, 2013 at 05:10 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
allmark Says:

I think you mean lets learn not to commit crimes!

Yes this what I meant. But what I also said that if committed than don't deny it. Instead plea guilty. Lets Hope that this prison term will be a lesson to to Molesters.

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 May 01, 2013 at 05:19 PM MonseyLuke Says:

"The 17 year-old also said he has been “kicked out of school” and “lost friends” in the fallout of reporting the crime to authorities."

As usual, the victim is persecuted by the community and the molester will get a send off dinner replete with financial support for his family. How can anyone justify the "community's" treatment of this boy? Does anyone else see how perverse this has all become?

Luke.

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 May 01, 2013 at 05:35 PM NeverTooLate Says:

"Its Never Too Late To Change For The Better!" Children need a place where they can complain if someone is running after them and know that their voice will be heard. Instead of trowing them out of school we should focus on how we can help the children.

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 May 01, 2013 at 06:38 PM bewhiskered Says:

Reply to #5  
Anonymous Says:

Enough with this bad news!!!!! nobody is interested. its a chilal hashem!!!!

"Enough with this bad news!!!!! nobody is interested. its a chilal hashem!!!!"

You're the one not interested because you have no respect for the אמת, and no sense of רחמים for innocent children who are molested! In the future keep your pathetic denial to yourself!

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 May 01, 2013 at 08:18 PM yoyoyo Says:

Reply to #5  
Anonymous Says:

Enough with this bad news!!!!! nobody is interested. its a chilal hashem!!!!

Nobody is interested? Why because it wasn't your son that was molested? I am interested and so are a lot of people.

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 May 01, 2013 at 08:24 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #7  
Anonymous Says:

" The victim’s father, has said his family was exiled from his Orthodox community for reporting the abuse to outside authorities." This quote is from one of the English newspapers. Imagine the families pain, but many in our community call it mesirah. Do they have another or a better way of dealing with these low lifes? They just sweep it under the rug and do nothing. Our Rabbonim should speak out with a loud and clear voice but they're chicken. They hide behind the Torah and call it mesirah. A bunch of nonsense. Don't use our HOLY TORAH for an excuse for your stupidity. For shame, for shame!

"Our Rabbonim should speak out with a loud and clear voice but they're chicken."

Thats one of the things I will never understand. What are the Rabonum afraid of? That the stand up for the right?
Are the afraid that the bad guys won't support them any more? Whats going on??????

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 May 01, 2013 at 08:52 PM A Says:

Reply to #10  
LONGBEACH13 Says:

There will be no end to this until the entire community faces up to it's responsibility to protect the most at risk, our children. One of the great secrets that we have kept to ourselves is the child abuse, spousal abuse, and drug and alcohol abuse in the frum community. By osmosis we get from the world around us, but by trying to sweep it under the rug we are making it worse. There is a woman in my community who when she comes to shul on shabbos and it is obvious to all who look at her that she is not just "falling down steps." Go hide behind mesirah.

Well said. I'm hoping this means that you are trying to help the poor woman in your community that you mentioned in your post.

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 May 01, 2013 at 11:19 PM jack-l Says:

this evil has been going on for too long. Too many lives have been destroyed. We have demanded that the authorities stop sweeping this under the carpet . No more shtile height . The rabbinic leadership is being put on the hot seat. Their actions are viewed as part of the problem not part of the solution
What has also changed since another heinous crime occured about a year ago , is that now unllike a year ago, the readers of VIN almost unanimously condem both this act together with the cruel response by the community and their rabbis.
This change is also long overdue. and shows some promise . Not sure why it took so long . The secular/ non jewish community without the benifit of learned rabbis figured it out long ago . sometimes there is truth to chochmo bagoyim. What a horriffic tragedy. Hashem Yirachem
May we never need our new found common sense.

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 May 01, 2013 at 09:47 PM Barbara Says:

Entirely too many crimes are being committed against innocent young people in the community and then concealed to the greatest extent possible. Even the DA can't hide them all. Nobody has the right to present themselves as any kind of religious or moral authority if they are aware of these outrages against other human beings and yet do nothing to intervene and bring this to an end. Mesirah is a feeble attempt to excuse criminality.

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 May 01, 2013 at 10:48 PM chaimchaim Says:

Reply to #4  
Anonymous Says:

And now let's wait for all the chasidim to start their BS about mesirah. Any one of you that believes that this was mersira needs to get some serious psychiatric help. Hope he gets a taste of his own medicine while he's locked up.

It's nothing to do with the casidim we all have the same Tora and in the Tora it says that mesirah is forbidden tobade it's forbidden and it's proper mesirah !!!???

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 May 01, 2013 at 10:53 PM c Says:

Reply to #5  
Anonymous Says:

Enough with this bad news!!!!! nobody is interested. its a chilal hashem!!!!

It's not a chilul Hashem and that's where many people like you are mistaken. It's a kiddush Hashem that this man was reported and is being taken off the street. The only chilul Hashem is when you punish the victims, cover up these acts and hide behind mesirah, chilul Hashem and loshon hara. When you discuss these problems, bring them to light, protect our children and punish the abusers, then people are proud of our community.

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 May 02, 2013 at 09:20 AM maxedout Says:

Reply to #21  
chaimchaim Says:

It's nothing to do with the casidim we all have the same Tora and in the Tora it says that mesirah is forbidden tobade it's forbidden and it's proper mesirah !!!???

This just shows exactly what an ignoramus you are. It has been specifically stated that a molestor is considering a rodeif and therefore it is NOT mesira. Will you only take off your blinders when it's your child that is molested/abused?? You need to grow up.

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 May 02, 2013 at 09:54 AM Anonymous Says:

i hope # 10, that you are handing this woman a card of the nearest shelter and letting you know you will support her in any way she needs.

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 May 02, 2013 at 12:12 PM shlufnisht Says:

Why is this Mesirah??? Haboa lehurgech haskem Vehorgem!! If they try to kill you. You kill first. They had killed this boy forever!!!!

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 May 02, 2013 at 12:18 PM shlufnisht Says:

How many children have to go off the Derech and suffer the rest of their lives, cause of these lowlifes. We now know all the children off the derech have been traumatized one way or another. Hashem Yishmor!
Maybe this way Klal yisroel can survive!! This is not Mesirah at all! This is PEKUACH NEUFESH!!!

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