Former Borough Park Y board member charged with child sex abuse

By Christina Carrega-Woodby (NY Daily News)
June 24, 2016

A former board member of the Borough Park Y was indicted for sexually abusing a little girl over a span of seven years, prosecutors said Friday.

Samuel “Mendy” Israel was charged in March for molesting the child when she was between 10 and 17 years old from 2000 until November 2007, according to the criminal complaint.

Israel, 44, was listed as a member of the board until earlier this month.

Israel was charged with four counts of sexual conduct against a child and endangering the welfare of a child.

Prosecutors offered Israel a five-year plea bargain at an earlier court appearance that he declined, a source said.

The alleged molestation happened inside a residence on 60th St. near Franklin D. Roosevelt High School and at an undisclosed location, according to court documents.

Israel, who is out on $100,000 bail, refused to answer questions outside of Brooklyn Supreme Court on Friday, where he had a brief court appearance.

A representative of the Boro Park Y confirmed Israel was no longer a board member.

Israel also claims to work as a member of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer AmbulanceCorp.

“He's a fraud and a fake. He's not one of my guys but fraudulently made placards and falsely received a VAS license plate," said James Rocky Robinson, 77, the captain of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corp.