A rabbi in Brooklyn received a slap on the wrist for a heinous crime, receiving only a 60 day sentence for a sexual assault against four teenage boys in Borough Park back in 2013.
Yoel Malik, 33, a member of the Satmar Hasidic sect, was given the generous plea deal after the victims were extremely reluctant to testify publicly, according to a law enforcement source familiar with the case.
Police reports say that I n 2013, Malik was charged with 28 criminal counts and shamelessly blamed his underage victims for trying to seduce him.
According to prosecutors, the rabbi was accused of groping all four boys, ages 13 through 16, in motels. At least one of the boys was forced to perform oral sex on Malik near a cemetery in Borough Park.
Child sex abuse advocates are now bashing Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson about the plea deal he afforded Malik, saying that the light sentence gives victims of sex crimes no incentive to come forward.