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  • Decades after NY molesting conviction, Friedman fights to clear name

    November 3, 2014 | 9:56 am

    Jesse Friedman, whose conviction as a teenage child molester was portrayed in the Oscar-nominated film "Capturing the Friedmans," is not giving up his decades-long campaign to clear his name.

    Friedman has asked a court to review evidence in his case, one of the most notorious in...

  • Baruch Lebovits, Brooklyn rabbi charged with sex abuse, gets plea deal

    July 10, 2014 | 2:54 pm

    Baruch Lebovits, a Brooklyn rabbi convicted of sex abuse in 2010 only to have the conviction overturned on appeal, was sentenced to two years in prison as part of a plea deal.

    The deal was approved Wednesday. Lebovits is expected to serve less than a year of additional jail time...

  • Graham Spanier ordered to stand trial in sex abuse case

    July 30, 2013 | 2:52 pm

    Penn State's former president and two other top administrators were ordered to stand trial on Tuesday on charges they covered up the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

    Harrisburg District Judge William Wenner, after a two-day preliminary hearing, ordered a criminal trial to...

  • Sex-offender teacher fled with help of Jewish school, prosecutor alleges

    July 17, 2013 | 10:53 am

    An American-born teacher who pleaded guilty to child molestation at a Jewish school in Melbourne was assisted in fleeing to Israel by his employer, a prosecutor alleged.

    In a pre-sentencing hearing Wednesday at the County Court of Victoria, the prosecution argued that David...

  • Ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier charged in Sandusky sex abuse case

    November 1, 2012 | 11:29 am

    Former Pennsylvania State University President Graham Spanier was charged with perjury and obstruction as part of a "conspiracy of silence" in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly said on Thursday.

    Spanier also is charged with...

  • Syracuse puts coach Bernie Fine on leave over abuse probe

    November 18, 2011 | 9:42 am

    A longtime assistant basketball coach at Syracuse University was put on administrative leave on Thursday after police reopened an investigation of alleged inappropriate behavior with a ball boy.

    Associate head basketball coach Bernie Fine, in his 35th season with Syracuse, was...

  • Australian Jewish youth leader arrested for child molestation

    October 19, 2011 | 11:16 am

    A former Chabad-Lubavitch youth leader was arrested in Melbourne for allegedly molesting a child.

    Aron “Ezzy” Kestecher, 26, was charged with four counts of indecent acts on a child under 16. The indecent acts allegedly took place over the last five years.

    Kestecher was...