Loudonville Rabbi Arrested for Sexually Abusing a Child

September 30, 2008

A local rabbi is facing several charges after being arrested for having inappropriate sexual contact with a 13 year-old boy.

Yaakov Weiss, 28, of Loudonville was arrested Monday after detectives revealed he sexually abused the teen from November of 2007 to April of 2008. Weiss is alleged to have had sexual contact with the victim at a location on Whitehall Road at least once and on New Scotland Avenue on at least two occasions.

The victim was a student of Weiss, who is employed at the Hebrew Academy, according to Albany Public Safety spokesman Det. James Miller. Miller says their investigation began after Child Protective Services had received an anonymous tip about the abuse.


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