Brooklyn Rabbi Awaits Arraignment on Abuse Charges

NY1 [New York]
December 08, 2006

A Brooklyn rabbi is awaiting arraignment Friday on charges he sexually molested a 9-year-old boy at his yeshiva on Ocean Parkway.

Police charged 60-year-old Joel Kolko with four counts of sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

They say the boy claims he was abused during the 2002-2003 school year at the private school for boys in Midwood where Kolko works.

His family filed a $10 million lawsuit against the school, claiming it protected Kolko from other sexual abuse allegations. The school denies the allegations.


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