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Chicago Rabbi Charged in Sexual Assault

By: JTA

Chicago Rabbi Larry Dudovitz, 45, of the 6400 block of North Albany Avenue was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in 2006, and is being held on $100,000 bail.

Dudovitz is facing charges of criminal sexual assault of a victim between the ages of 13 and 17, police said.

Dudovitz, who is also known by his Hebrew name Aryeh, is a follower of the late Chabad leader, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson and was formerly a rabbi at the Chabad House of Northwest Indiana. But a spokesperson for a Chabad rabbinic association in Illinois told JTA that Dudovitz has had no official role in the movement since he arrived in Chicago.

According to authorities, the alleged assault occurred at the victim’s home on Oct. 26, 2006 in the West Rogers Park neighborhood.

 

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