Rabbi busted after setting up Queens date for sex with a ’14-year-old girl’ online


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Nathan David Rabinowich, 59, was charged Wednesday when he showed up to have sex with who he thought was a girl he had been communicating with for months. He was released Thursday night after making bail following attempted rape charges.

Rabbi Nathan David Rabinowich hurriedly walked out of the Queens County Courthouse Thursday. Police say the 59-year-old Brooklyn-based rabbi thought he was sending sexually explicit instant messages to a 14-year-old girl in December and then again over the last two weeks.

A Brooklyn rabbi and travel guide exchanged sexually explicit online messages with an undercover cop he thought was a 14-year-old girl, then set up a date with her in Queens, prosecutors charged Thursday.

Nathan David Rabinowich, 59, was arrested Wednesday night when he showed up for the pervy rendezvous, police said. He faces up to four years in prison if convicted of attempted rape and other counts.

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“It is disturbing that a man who is supposed to be held in high esteem by the community in which he lives would allegedly try to lure a child to meet him for sex,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.

Rabinowich was released Thursday night after making $25,000 bail.

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“It is disturbing that a man who is supposed to be held in high esteem by the community in which he lives would allegedly try to lure a child to meet him for sex,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said of Rabbi Rabinowich.

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“He’s innocent until proven guilty,” said his lawyer, Israel Fried, noting that observers may rush to judgment in the wake of the recent molestation conviction of Hasidic counselor Nechemya Weberman.

The rabbi holds services and runs his Jewish Heritage Tours out of his Sheepshead Bay home, authorities said.

“Wow, he seemed nice. Just normal,” neighbor David Abel said Thursday.

Sex sting: Rabbi wanted to meet 14-year-old girl, cops say

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NEW YORK — A Brooklyn rabbi is being accused of trying to lure an undercover detective posing as a 14-year-old girl to meet for sex.

The Brooklyn district attorney’s office says Nathan David Rabinowich was arrested Wednesday after he showed up at a pre-arranged meeting in Queens.

He’s being held pending arraignment on charges of attempted rape, attempted criminal sexual act and attempted endangering the welfare of a child. A telephone message left with his attorney was not immediately returned.

Authorities say the 59-year-old rabbi, who also operates a tour business, faces up to four years in prison if convicted.

  1. #1 by Tony on February 15, 2013 - 4:43 pm

    The only thing surprising about this article is this quote; “It is disturbing that a man (the rabbi) who is supposed to be held in high esteem by the community in which he lives would allegedly try to lure a child to meet him for sex,”

    Tony

  2. #2 by Ingrid B on February 15, 2013 - 6:38 pm

    shield and protect your kids..

  3. #3 by bruce on February 15, 2013 - 7:40 pm

    I could see why any 14 year old would be attracted to him. Good gray beard, cool ball cap and an awesome job.

  4. #4 by KPRyan on February 15, 2013 - 8:16 pm

    Apparently raping pre-pubescent boys and girls didn’t provide a big enough bang as it used to for the teacher. So he had to move on to teens.

  5. #5 by Touchedthesky on February 15, 2013 - 8:37 pm

    Hey rabbi Rabbitwhich!

    Here’s a little prophecy riddle to cheer you up!

    What kind of fried rabbit has no wings?

    You, getting ‘Barmitzva’d in a Federal Funny Farm!

  6. #6 by 1bigcree Shadowhawk on February 15, 2013 - 10:40 pm

    Another sick freak now going to Prison for a very long time due to his attempting to lure underage girls into sex. What is with these bastards? He assumed he wold walk if he got caught because of his ‘Status’ right? Well now he can take a nice long walk into his new home. He won’t find any more underage girls there, but maybe the Prison Guards can set him up with big Al. The Rabbi can be given a new lease on life by being on the receiving end for a change.

  7. #7 by carroll price on February 16, 2013 - 1:37 am

    Oh, you can be sure that his only purpose was to counsel the poor girl and advise her to abandon her wayward behavior

  8. #8 by 1bigcree Shadowhawk on February 16, 2013 - 2:11 am

  9. #9 by Ingrid B on February 16, 2013 - 6:05 am

    @Touchedthesky, and Val, maybe they will tie his wrists to his ankles, frame his backside, and use him for target practise.. to the sensitive, excuse my weird sense of humour..

  10. #10 by annebeck58 on February 16, 2013 - 7:52 pm

    “Wow, he seemed nice. Just normal,” neighbor David Abel said Thursday.”

    Uh-huh. Well, I suppose it depends on what one has grown up in and with, as far as normalcy is concerned.
    It begs the question, too; with all of the exposes about pedo-priests, ad-infinitum, is this going to get the same sort of play in the media? Or, are these just, “isolated cases”??

    Sex with children never was and never will be: NORMAL!

  11. #11 by annebeck58 on February 16, 2013 - 8:00 pm

    And, Shadow; (#9)
    Thanks for posting this. I cannot believe the abuser’s attorney was whining about how long a sentence his (abusive) client received. There must come a point when even attorneys with clients such as this, guilty of the most deplorable crimes, have to shut it. Why should anyone have sympathy for that, “devil”, after all??

  12. #12 by John John on February 17, 2013 - 12:47 am

    Can you guys at the TUT keep tabs on this case,because I bet it disapears from the radar. These Jew’s have a lot of power,and can get away with even murder!!! Or he will flee to Israel.

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