Rabbi Gets 6 1/2 Years for Sex Sting

ABC 7 [Maryland]
December 1, 2006

Dec. 1 - A rabbi who was caught in a nationally televised sex sting has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison for attempting to have sex with someone posing as a 13-year-old boy.

David Kaye of Rockville, Maryland, was convicted in September on federal charges of enticement and traveling across state lines to engage in illegal sexual conduct.

Most of the evidence came from a sting on "Dateline NBC". Last year, an Internet watchdog group member posing as a 13-year-old boy met Kaye in an online chat room, and Kaye solicited sex acts.

When Kaye drove to what he thought was the boy's home in Virginia, he was instead confronted by a T-V reporter and camera crew and admitted he was there for "not something good."

Kaye, who had been the vice president of a Jewish youth organization, says he now believes his actions were "a cry out for help."


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