Self-proclaimed Rabbi Pleads Not Guilty to Molestation Charges

By News 12
October 27, 2011

SPRING VALLEY - A self-proclaimed Rockland County rabbi pleaded not guilty in a Spring Valley court today to repeatedly molesting a 14-year-old boy.

Moishe Turner, 58, of Monsey, said he was innocent of charges that he sexually molested the boy on at least seven occasions throughout Ramapo and Spring Valley.

Turner was arrested last week and charged with seven counts of committing a criminal sexual act and child endangerment.

Police and the district attorney are investigating the possibility Turner molested other boys as well.