Brooklyn Rabbi Busted For Online Sexual Solicitation And Attempted Rape Of A Child

By Shmarya Rosenberg (Failed Messiah blog)
February 15, 2013

A 59-year-old Brooklyn rabbi was arrested Wednesday for allegedly trying to solicit sex online from a police officer he thought was a 14-year-old girl.

Rabbi Nathan David (Nosson Dovid) Rabinowich – who runs a synagogue along with the Ahavath Torah Institute, which sells antique Jewish religious books and autographs of famous rabbis, and a tour company called Jewish Heritage Tours, all from his Midwood home – sent explicit electronic messages and also arranged to meet the “14-year-old girl” for sex in Queens. He used the online screen names “NYC-NORMAL100” and “NORMALGENTNYC.”

Rabinowich was charged with four sex crimes, including attempted rape. He was arraigned last night. Bail was set at $50,000.

His next court date is scheduled for March 7.