Frum Follies blog
June 17, 2016
In 2002 Yoel Oberlander of Monsey was convicted of kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl. Thanks to Hasidic influence — excessive improper influence — with the Rockland County prosecutor he got off without being sentenced to a single day in prison, just 6 years of probation and lifetime placement on the sex offender registry.
He went on to work as a delivery driver for Golden Taste, a kosher food products distributor. In 2012, while visiting the Bobov (48) Camp Shalva he took a detour into a bunk after lights out and fondled some kids. Bobov decided to deny anything happened but was willing to press charges for trespassing. So he did not get any jail time or another sex offense on his record.
On May 29, 2016 he repeatedly placed his hands on the thigh and breast of a female sleeping next to him on a flight back from Israel. Today (6/17/16) he was ordered held by the Federal Court for the district covering Newark Airport where his flight landed. (See here, and here)
Who knows how many other offenses he committed because of the lax treatment he was accorded?