Brooklyn Rabbi in Perv Bust
By Perry Chiaramonte
New York Post [New York]
December 8, 2006
A rabbi was arrested yesterday for allegedly molesting students at his Brooklyn yeshiva, police said.
Joel Kolko, 60, was busted at his home in Midwood after an 8-year-old male student and a former student, now grown, told cops he abused them.
Kolko was already facing sexual-abuse allegations in a $10 million lawsuit filed Wednesday against Yeshiva-Mesivta Torah Temimah.
Cops acted after seeing the court papers and interviewing the victims.
A similar abuse lawsuit was filed in May by two men who claimed Kolko molested them more than 25 years ago. It was thrown out due to the statute of limitations.
It is alleged that Kolko abused the 8-year-old during the 2002-2003 school year, while the boy was a first-grader.
The former student claims that he was abused not only as a child, but also again when he was an adult during an encounter between the two.
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