NY - Brooklyn rabbi arrested for internet sex crimes, SNAP responds
A Brooklyn Rabbi has been arrested in a sting operation after propositioning what he thought was a young girl online.
We are grateful to police in New York for apprehending Rabbi Nathan David Rabinowich. Cases like this illustrate just how dangerous a tool the internet can be for a child predator. We urge parents to be vigilant in monitoring who their young children are speaking with online, and to be diligent in reporting any suspected wrongdoing.
We hope that any families who are members of Rabbi Rabinowich’s synagogue will ask their friends and fellow churchgoers if they ever saw, suspected, or suffered crimes at this rabbi’s hands. It is rare for a child predator to only strike once, and we fear that there may be more victims of his suffering in silence. Only with the encouragement of the community, family, and friends will these victims and whistleblowers find the strength to come forward. We urge them to do so now.
SNAP will be Representing Clergy Abuse Survivors in Rome!
We are taking the fight to Rome and are standing up for all survivors on a world stage! From February 19-25, Board President Tim Lennon, Seattle Leader Mary Dispenza, Los Angeles Leader Esther Hatfield Miller and Austin Leader Carol Midboe will be traveling to Rome for Pope Francis' Papal Abuse Summit.
If you are a member of the media and looking to get in touch with these survivors while in Rome, click here for our media advisory and contact information. If you are interested in connecting with a survivor in the US from your area of coverage, please contact one of the SNAP leaders in the US listed below:
- East Coast/DC: Becky Ianni (SNAPvirginia@cox.net, 703-801-6044)
- Midwest/Chicago: Zach Hiner (email@example.com, 517-974-9009)
- Midwest/St. Louis: David Clohessy (firstname.lastname@example.org, 314314-566-9790)
- West Coast / San Francisco: Melanie Sakoda (email@example.com, 925-708-6175)
If you are looking to help spread the word about the importance of this summit and for survivors to be heard, add your voice to the conversation on social media using the hashtag #PBC2019. Be sure to follow SNAP on twitter and Facebook and share our posts, add your comments, and let the world know that we are watching!Learn More