By Alex Ginsberg (NY Post)
March 4, 2010
A Brooklyn rabbi allegedly lured an unsuspecting teen into his car by letting him drive, then repeatedly sexually abused him over a 10-month period in 2004 and 2005, the young man testified yesterday.
"He opened up my zipper," the teen, now 22, told a Brooklyn Supreme Court jury.
"He took out my penis. He put his mouth on it."
A lawyer for the accused man, Baruch Lebovits, 58, told jurors the victim had concocted the story in the hopes of filing a lawsuit and collecting big.
"You're going to be sold a bill of goods," said defense lawyer Arthur Aidala.
"There's a con man who's going to take the stand."
The alleged victim told jurors he waited roughly four years before telling anyone what happened because of the taboo against discussing sexual abuse in the Hasidic community.
"In our community, we never talk about this stuff," he said.