Teacher Charged With Abusing Israeli Teens

by Vos Iz Neias News
August 16, 2011

The FBI and Israeli police helped Bergen County authorities arrest and charge a Teaneck teacher with molesting two 13-year-old boys from Israel who were staying at his home.

The teacher met the boys through the Scholarship Fund for the Advancement of Children in Israel, which he partly sponsors, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said in a statement. The program brings children from Israel to stay in the United States over the summers. 

The teacher was arrested Tuesday by Teaneck and Bergen County investigators.

He remained held at the Bergen County Jail on $175,000 bail.

Prosecutor Molinelli stated that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and would like to thank the Teaneck Police Department, the Israel Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for their assistance and cooperation in this investigation. Prosecutor Molinelli further states that this investigation is ongoing to determine if any other children who had visited the United States from Israel and stayed with the teacher may have been a victim of sexual abuse.