Join Meir Panim’s campaign to “light up” Chanukah for families in need.
The former principal of a Jewish high school in Brooklyn was convicted on 75 counts of sexual abuse against three boys.
Emanuel Yegutkin, 33, was convicted Monday on all charges of sexual abuse stemming from his relationship with three boys between 1996 and 2005, including one who was 7 years old at the time.
Yegutkin faces up to 25 years in prison for the top charge of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree. He will be sentenced on Dec. 17.
Until his arrest in early 2009, Yegutkin served as the principal of Elite High School, a private school in the Bensonhurst neighborhood comprised largely of Russian-American students. Two of the victims were brothers; none were students at the school.
“This violent sexual predator faces the remainder of his life behind bars,” Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes said. “This should serve as a clear message that those who would sexually abuse children in this county will be punished severely.”
Earlier this year, Hynes came under fire for his handling of prosecuting sex offenders in the haredi Orthodox community.
Prior to his arrest, Yegutkin also worked as a lifeguard at Oorah summer camp in upstate New York and as a volunteer paramedic for the Flatbush Hatzoloh ambulance service.
About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Comments are closed.
No one knows who leaked the video of Rav Ovadia, but it’s a bombshell, and there might be more on the way.
Free speech for haters but not for those who quote the haters, according to Brandeis students.
A Jerusalem family was stunned Saturday night by a firebomb igniting a blaze on their balcony.
Israeli military intelligence makes its predictions for 2015, but this year is not like other years.
He thanked Avigdor Liberman for the years of working together, and added that he will help with the elections.
Her condition remains serious but stable.
80% of Israelis have WhatsApp, and 70% believe they can’t live without the app.
Iran is aiding terrorism in Judea and Samaria, Netanyahu says.
Israel is extending the land barrier on the northern border to reach undersea, west of Rosh HaNIkra to stop Hezbollah terrorist divers from trying to infiltrate into Israel The censor has barred publishing the length of the barrier, designed to stop Hezbollah divers, submarines and swimmers. Israel also has built an undersea barrier off the […]
Egypt gives the Jews a reminder not to go back there.
A ruling against the law will throw the elections into another 30-ring circus.
Another Malaysian airplane has disappeared mid-flight.
A green bell pepper affectionately dubbed “Godzilla” by the children of Moshav Ein Yahav in the northern Arava desert has won a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Rabbi Yitzchok Moully, youth director at the Chabad Jewish Center in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, will be introducing a new art installation in honor of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish New Year of Trees, inspired by the destruction of Hurricane Sandy.
More than 2,000 people have made contributions in memory of the young victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut to plant a grove of trees in Israel.
Shoshana Hebshi, a half-Jewish, half-Arab woman from Ohio is suing Frontier Airlines, the FBI, TSA and other governmental agencies after she says she was forced off a flight, strip-searched, and imprisoned on the tenth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks.
Women may enter military combat in the United States, following the lift of a military ban on women in combat by defense secretary Leon Panetta.
The Jewish National Fund will reconsider a plan to forest parts of the Arava desert, following the request of environmental organizations to consider the impact of trying to alter the native ecosystem.
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/ex-principal-of-brooklyn-jewish-school-convicted-on-sex-abuse/2012/12/04/
Scan this QR code to visit this page online: