Former Brooklyn math tutor gets just three years’ probation in sexual assault of his 6-year-old pupil
By Christina Carrega (New York Daily News)
February 2, 2017
A former Brooklyn math tutor busted for sexually assaulting a 6-year-old student will only spend three years on probation - in a sweetheart sentencing on Wednesday.
Moshe Friedman, 31, admitted in December to violating the little boy multiple times between September 2014 and June 2015 when he was supposed to be helping him with his homework.
Friedman, was originally charged with first-degree felony sexual conduct against a child — but pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.
“The children in Brooklyn, especially Jewish children, are suffering very bad,” Nathan Rosenberg, an advocate against child sex abuse, told the Daily News after hearing of the deal.
Rosenberg was attacked with Clorox bleach in 2012 after revealing information about sex offenders within the Orthodox Jewish community.
“The victim’s family were adamant about not allowing their child to testify and they approved of the plea,” according to a law enforcement source.
Friedman, who was represented by lawyer Arthur Aidala, has several conditions to the plea bargain — including not having to register as a sex offender.
“Not even being registered as a sex offender is a shame!” said Rosenberg.
Included in Friedman’s plea agreement, he must serve three years probation surrender his Department of Education teaching license, never contact the victim or be around anyone under the age of 18, not speak to other sex offenders, not watch pornography, no calls to phone sex services and must not use the computer to view sexual material.
“Thank you, your honor,” Friedman told Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Miriam Cyrulnik on Wednesday.
If Friedman violates the terms of his agreement, he faces up to a year in jail.
“I cannot forgive these people for what they’ve done to our children. This killed my day,” said Rosenberg.