SNAP responds to sentencing of Jewish predator in NY
We are proud of these brave victims for not allowing themselves to be intimidated into silence, and for doing everything they could to protect other children from this predator, Michael Sabo. It is absolutely despicable that members of the victims’ synagogue threatened to pack the courtroom to shame the young female victim. These people ought to be ashamed of themselves and their attempts to protect an abuser over his victims.
We are grateful to police and prosecutors for making sure that Sabo will be behind bars for a long time. We hope that the other victims in this case, the ones who were shamed or intimidated into silence, will find some measure of justice in this sentence.
This case is a sad and distressing reminder of the vast amount of child abuse cover-up that takes place within some tightly-knit Jewish communities. More must be done, especially in terms of outreach, to prevent the shaming of victims and their families and to protect other children from predators. We hope that as these cases are thrust further into the public eye that those who protest an innocent children will be forced to re-examine their priorities, and decide instead to work to protect kids.
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