Posted to Crime on
|

Crown Heights Man Arrested on Allegations of Abuse

CROWN HEIGHTS [CHI] — Yesterday, a Crown Heights man surrendered himself to authorities after a number of victims came forward and accused him abuse spanning a number of years.

The man was identified as Moshe Keller.

In recent weeks a number of victims came forward and related to CrownHeights.info the abuse they had suffered at his hands. Most of the victims were not able to press charges since they are over the age of 23.

One victim, who is younger than the age required to report such abuse, did come forward and after sharing his ordeal with a detective from the Special Victims Unit of the NYPD they had requested that he turn himself in.

Mr. Keller was arraigned last night in Brooklyn Criminal Court where he was charged with “acting in a manner to Injure a child under 17” as well as “attempted sexual assault” and harassment. He was released that night on $5,000 bail.

135 Comments

  • 2. Yosher wrote:

    What is with the other known molesters who are in prominent positions in our community?

  • 3. ce wrote:

    let all the offenders be caught and put them all together in the same jail cell.
    the grief they have caused makes them deserving to be caught, but how painful that it is such a chilul HaShem

  • 4. slr wrote:

    its good work so far, considering the situation.
    It just hurts so much that it got this far.
    How much it hurts as well that its a toeiva.
    we need to have ahavas yisroel for the children, we don’t know who is hurting deep inside their neshomos and psyches.

  • 5. SICKO!!! wrote:

    ONLY $5000 BAIL, WHAT IS THIS FOR A MANIAC A JOKE!!! NEED TO KILL HIM BEFORE HE WILL CONTINUE TO KILL OUR KIDS FOR LIFE

  • 6. R- Shlomo In Eretz Yisroel wrote:

    Who is the Rabbi with white beard before microphone ?

  • 11. innocent until proven guilty wrote:

    dont be so quick to judge — you dont know all sides

  • 13. ouch wrote:

    to #6: it is a picture of the accused.

    As a victim, I am happy. And yet it sickens me to the core.

  • 14. Truther wrote:

    Nice to see how all you wacks have already convicted this guy. What if he’s innocent? What if these “victims” have been threatened and coerced by people with their own agendas (which happens all the time in your community)!? If you want to live in this counrty (the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, founded in 1776, in case you forgot) then try to remember that we have a CONSTITUTION (since 1787) that PRESUMES people to be INNOCENT. If he’s a molester then yes, let justice be done. But if not, the let it be done as well.

    You people offend the legacy of the founding fathers. Maybe you’d like it better if we were still ruled by Britain, and you could be rounded up and thrown in jail for months or years at the whim of a provincial governor, with no checks or balances by the people. Of all religious groups, you should know better about what happens in a society where people can be rounded up and convicted without due process.

  • 15. proud of the ppl. taking down molesters wrote:

    it’s about time someone steps up to the plate and takes these child molesters down! Whoever is protecting these people are in fact hurting and allowing abuse of other children! They all need to be put in jail so they are stopped and other molesters will fear jail and be scared to attack a child!

  • 16. Turn Everyone In wrote:

    I have to agree with comment #4. Many of the abusers in our community have last names that can “beat the rap.” How about outing them?!

  • 17. Aryeh wrote:

    I don’t believe it. Moshe Keller is a fine individual. I have known him for over 17 years. Seeing that the bail is only 5,000 shows that even the judge doesn’t take it seriously.

  • 18. mother wrote:

    Jail!!!!
    He can’t run around!
    Open your children’s eyes!!!!

  • 19. where is the baseball bat wrote:

    people should be less concerned about shidduchem and more concerned about getting these people out of our children’s lives

  • 20. elliyahu wrote:

    My Good Lord. It’s that rabbi on the podium speaking? What is the world coming to. Is he Chabad? Well, it’s good they caught him in the bud early on, or else it could have exploded into a Boro Park Aron Levi tragedy later on.

  • 21. out of town shlucha wrote:

    I commend you for reporting this. The only way to rid our communities of this illness is by exposing these criminals’ who do so much harm to our children. Unfortunately, there are others that need to be exposed so they don’t hurt our children any more.
    Please, if you have been a victim, do not be ashamed to come forward. You have done nothing wrong. You are a victim, not the criminal. Only by reporting and exposing can you help prevent these monsters from hurting any other kids.
    Be brave! Report abuse. Don’t sweep under the carpet. A disease that goes untreated only lingers and spreads
    Torah demands that we deal with this issue and earn back the trust of our youth who have been victimized.
    .

  • 22. cocoaman wrote:

    crownheightswatch.info
    if you know something SAY something.how do u thing keller ended up where he was yesterday? people SPOKE up.u know for a fact that prominent people in the community are guilty, SPEAK UP!! its the only way.
    I hope this arrest (prob the first of its kind in our community) deters others and sees that we no longer accept such behavior!! their fun is OVER!!

  • 23. Nechama wrote:

    5000.- bail? I guess, someone had a vendeta
    on him…belive me! If would really be a case he woudnt
    be walking arround free.
    Someone set him up, maybe he has something on
    someone.
    My 2 cents!

  • 24. RESIDENT wrote:

    “What is with the other known molesters who are in prominent positions in our community?”

    UNLESS PEOPLE COME FORWARD AND TELL THEIR STORIES, THEY WILL BE FREE AND “PROMINENT”

  • 25. Chaye wrote:

    Why do frum people (victims) not make it be known right away? Imagine how many children they could have saved from going thru the same ordeal!!

  • 26. Clueless wrote:

    Who are the other “known” molesters? Don’t assume that everyone knows…

  • 27. Monsters United wrote:

    Put him in a cell with Bubba.

    Now we see the REAL reason for what happened in his family.

  • 28. sad wrote:

    Such conflicting feelings. On one hand I feel like their family should be protected from the fathers sins and let the defendant be arrested and jailed or seek medical help. On the other hand every child needs to be told to stay away from this man. But I guess life is not fair. I am sure he has a wonderful family and wife and they do not deserve this suffering.

  • 29. Shterna wrote:

    What a brave young. The fact that he came forward is the only reason Moshe Keller was arested.

  • 30. CH mother wrote:

    If you are a victim of molestation call someone!! Molesters will only stop when more victims out them! Please please please please please call the authorities or call somebody in our community will help you!

  • 31. Nobody wrote:

    There is another side to abuse allegations – false ones. Once every teenager figures out they can put any authority figure they want in jail by calling a phone number – with impunity, as they can’t really be prosecuted for false reports before 18 – then things won’t be better – they will just be different.

    Google false abuse allegations for what happens when the pendulum swings too far in the other direction.

    Smart teachers are never alone with a student, for this reason.

  • 32. so sad wrote:

    not sure what’s more tragic – the humiliation that must now be suffered by his poor family bc of all he done or the destruction of young lives of those people he’s affected.

  • 33. what-s the point? wrote:

    Other than sensationalism and scoring points dor your site- why put this on?The person involved is being dealt with, is owning up and justice will be done.
    other than revenge and abuse of your power on athis site–what is the point?this is beyond any psak din, no rov would agree al pi any din to put this person’s picture on line like this. it makes everyone cringe-two wrongs don’t make a right.let the authorities deal with this, no one has to stoop to sensationalism.

  • 35. Chaim wrote:

    if people have info in regards to Child molesters in crown heights please check out CrownHeightsWatch.Com and send your information there.

  • 36. To Yosher (#4) wrote:

    Agree. We have condoned this long enough. Rabbi Please take care of your “molestor”.

  • 37. glad he-s trapped wrote:

    According to the Israeli criminal justice system, Moshe F Keller of Ma’ale Amos, was convicted of sexually abusing a child, and received a six month prison sentence. Soon afterwards he was released. It is alleged that another child reported to the local Yeshiva Authorities, that he was molested as well, subsequently, Moshe Keller fled Israel and immigrated to Crown Heights

    so those afraid he’s going to run away to Israel — he’s not!

  • 38. sealer wrote:

    who are those with prominent positions that are molesters? Make them know so that they do not hurt another innocent sole

  • 39. sad wrote:

    IMHO: It is bad enough that this happened. Is it not enough that the news got arount through the grapevine? Must we wash our laundry in public? What would the Rebbe say?

    Note: this is not limud zchus on the individual. It just pains to read
    Food for thought: do the Lubav oriented websites have Maspiim who rule what gets posted?

  • 40. WHAT NOW !? wrote:

    So he was arrested and now he’s out! What good is it now?!
    What’s the arrest worth to begn with if he’s out, and our children are not safe?

  • 41. chaim36 wrote:

    I have a great idea. Why not wrap him up in one of those yellow flags and burn him.

  • 42. Shaya wrote:

    He us innocent untill guilty. I think if you can’t read this comment, then ch.info is more gossip than news

  • 44. so sad wrote:

    to #6 — the sicko who destroyed some precious boys in our community

  • 45. Concerned wrote:

    Leible Blesofsky is hanging around the North Miami Beach, FL area. Watch your kids because he is next!!!

  • 46. disgusted by this site wrote:

    You are a sick website together with some is your sicko comments what is this a wich hunt everyone with their personal vendetta will start with all type of charges. Beware there is a G-D in this world.don’t play games with someone’s life. You have no right to print this article or picture before it is known if it is true or not.

  • 47. To #10 wrote:

    What’s the other side. That he was drunk? or maybe he thought that the kid was his wife. The last possibility is, that there are four victims who decided to make a libal against him; seriously, get a life.

  • 48. friend of family wrote:

    poor family, such good people.
    not their fault or issue
    they are the biggest victims!
    my heart goes out to them.
    however, the streets still need to be safe!!

  • 49. friend of family wrote:

    poor family, such good people.
    not their fault or issue
    they are the biggest victims!
    my heart goes out to them.
    however, the streets still need to be safe!!

  • 50. patheticdisgustin despicableincomprehens wrote:

    this sick man used his deceased sons name, my friend, to set up an organization so he could molest young teens. just the worst kind! he has decades of reported abuse from Israel to America please please please, if you have any information please come forward! this sicko needs to be put away! you can save a life! ppl need to know the atrocities going on in our community to our children, these are innocent children that are being subject to horrible despicable behavior that should never be allowed, never be swept under the rug. no more!

  • 51. To # 10 wrote:

    Why don’t YOU do some research and let us know what you find.

  • 52. awacs wrote:

    “why such a low bail?”

    Read the charges – all misdemeanors and violations.

  • 53. Thank God were cleaning this filthy mess wrote:

    Sweetest Family…

    The family was aware of these atrocities the entire time, yet they stood by idly and let innocent peoples lives get messed up.

    I don’t feel so bad for them.

    innocent until proven guilty…

    I know one of the victims personally.

  • 54. Sensitive wrote:

    The threat of appearing so p[prominently on this (and/or other) site(s), is a more powerful deterrent than anything the goyishe courts are likely to mete out.

    Kudos for making a difficult decision and taking this stand,raising the bar on punishment.

  • 55. cs wrote:

    to # 6, sorry! he was already in Israel and kicked out for similar depraved acts many years ago. seriously doubt if they will let him back in – like a bommerang,he will be kicked back to the States; maybe he can find refuge in Afghanistan

  • 57. let us not further harm the families wrote:

    While it is our responsibility to report and stop any form of abuse in our community, in the process of stopping these devastating crimes and bringing the perpetrators to justice we need to be sensitive and have rachmanus on the family of the abusers who too have become victims by association. These families are frum, respectable yidden in our community like you and I. They can not and should not be held responsible for the crimes of their relatives- Rachmana letzan! This is definitely hell on earth for them as they are humiliated and shattered from this. Let us be gentle to the families and not make this nightmare any worse for them. Let the judicial system that we have in this country do its job and let us be careful not to do their job for them.

  • 58. A Revolution is Coming wrote:

    Enough is enough! We have FINALLY reached our breaking point. It took long enough and too, too many had to suffer.

    Things are changing, thank G-d, in the entire frum world.

    Unfortunately, little Leiby a”h was the wake up call our community needed. NVER AGAIN!!!!

  • 60. family friend/victim wrote:

    all i can say one of his victims who has passed the age of 23 and cannot file charges i hope he suffers I hope crown heights had the fortitude to spit these people out of the community

  • 63. It is horrible. wrote:

    at #10. unfortunatly, there are no “other” sides to the story. if molestation happened then it happened. Its terrible that the family has to suffer, but it is not the fault of the victims who have come forward, rather the blame needs to be and needs to stay on the perpetrator.

  • 64. SICKO #2 wrote:

    OF COURSE POOR FAMILIES OF THOSE VICTIMS IN OUR SHRUNA BUT HE BELONGS IN JAIL NOT TO BE RELEASE WITH A BAIL OF $5000, ARE YOU AWARE PEOPLE MORE SICKOS ARE THERE IN OUR SHULS, YESHIVOS AND STREET, WHAT TO DO, WHERE ARE OUR ROBBONIM????

  • 65. Sechel wrote:

    If he got out on $5k bail, the the case is obviously not too strong.

  • 66. sholom wrote:

    if the bail was only $5000.00 ,means they don’t have too many hard things on him , it sounds much milder than what we think.

  • 67. sholom wrote:

    You can see its only a araignment charge , not even a miseemeaner ,

  • 68. CH resident wrote:

    looks like a weak case, probably not much admissible evidence. i hope it’s not just a vendetta and trumped up charges, will ruin the whole family’s lives regardless of guilt or innocence. they have been thru so much already.
    then again, i do hope it’s not true, which would mean trumped up charges…

  • 69. stop judging wrote:

    there are so many ways to ruina persons life, this is one of them. he may be guilty, but he may just as well be totally innocent. its not anyones business to publicize this, including a name of the person, until you know for sure wat really happened.

  • 70. chaim wrote:

    If he did this – he should be punished (or treated, depending on your opinion). But, the jury’s still out. A charge is not a verdict. Let’s not rush to draw conclusions and ruin a man’s and his family’s reputation. While an overzealous pursuit of justice in this matter is critical, we must not overshoot and end up damaging/hurting more than we help/cure. I am not saying he is innocent. I’m just saying let’s just be patient before we destroy this man (and his innocent family).

  • 71. Mom of 11 wrote:

    Firstly, he was released on bail, but will be back once the prosecution has set charges. There’s more to come.

    Hopefully, NY will pass laws eliminating the statute of limitations so those 23 or older can press charges against abusers. Often young people feel stymied and are scared to speak out – only gaining strength to face their abuser when they are older. Changing the law will help that.

  • 72. MOMMY wrote:

    ALL THE COMMENTS PPLE CAN SAY BUT BOTTOM LINE!!!
    GET OFF THE STREETS WHERE OUR CHILDREN ARE!!!
    VICTIMS CAME FOWARD SO E?ONE CHILL PILL AND TAKE HIM AWAY FROM OUR CHILDREN!!!!!!

  • 73. A Bloody Lyme asked... wrote:

    What about the ones that have moved to our Crown Hts. from England!

  • 74. aussie wrote:

    his daughters are special people – have met a few of them here in Melbourne. They are truly the victims of having to deal with this. They are frum, ehrliche people who I much respect.

  • 78. why not report him before? wrote:

    Can you tell us more?
    How was he finally caught?
    Did people know about this before?
    How could they let this go on?

  • 79. Ah busha wrote:

    Please Please if anyone else has been abused by someone now is the time to come forward. Do not be silent.

  • 80. a very important step for our comunity wrote:

    It is no easy task coming forward to expose being horribly wronged so that perpetrators of such crimes are exposed, preventing them and others from continuing their sickness. i applaud the victims for putting their trauma aside and coming forward. The best thing out of all of this is that crown heights residents are becoming educated as to what molestation does to the victim and understanding the nature of the perpetrators so that they can be stopped and helped.

    The damage done to the victims are understated. The perpetrators, unfortunately are sick themselves many times being victims of molestation in their own right. however they can be helped through the proper medium and therapies.

  • 81. F Ch wrote:

    All you damn Ch’ers.

    Don’t start accusing a man with a charge, when, A) you don’t even know who is accusing him, and B) you don’t even know the charge clearly enough, and C) you didn’t even hear the defendants side of the argument.

    What is the matter with you people.

    Do I hate molesters? Of course.

    Should they spend the rest of their lives in prison? Absolutely.

    But there is rule and judgement in this world and that rule and judgement is by the people, for the people.

    Even though I hate the legal system and even though its corrupt, the least I can do before cursing a man out is to listen to the accusations, to hear the facts, to listen to the mans, now defendants, side of the argument, and then make a judgement.

  • 82. ekb wrote:

    firstly ch.info how do you post such lashon harah. now the whole world knows that crown heights has alleged molesters.
    secondly if the authorities took care of the situation why do we need to make more noise. thirdly isnt it clear that there is little against him based on the low bail.
    please be careful with articles you post or change your name to one big lashonhara.com

  • 83. psychologist wrote:

    Research shows that victims do not fabricate their abuse. How dare anyone make light of any of their claims. Stand up to these predators once and for all and make crown heights a zero tolerance zone. Enough is enough.

  • 84. Just Me! wrote:

    I commend this site for posting this story.
    It takes guts and much credit is due when credit is due.
    This low life was caught. period end of story. He will be charged with more and will be put way fora long time.
    Those that are cowering behind busha statements and innocent before proven….is all hogwash rubbish. many know and knew of his “activties”.
    Shame on the community for sitting still for so long.
    But no more.
    BH we can perhaps turn into a kan tziva es habrocho….community, finally!

  • 85. All Me wrote:

    If he is guilty, he should be punished or otherwise seperated from the community. However, as one myself who suffered significantly from a false report of child abuse registered against me by a disgruntled tenant in my two family home, I must say that people should certainly be careful around Mr. Keller, but should withhold judgment on the accusations and let the legal system run its course. Anyone with actual evidence, for or against, should come forward. Punishing his family is out of the question. Everyone else, sit tight.

  • 86. Doesn-t matter wrote:

    I definitely agree that such people do not belong on the street, but they need help! At the same time, we do not have to go and publicize his name, especially if it is being taken care of! It is a sickness and a huge embarrassment to the family. Unfortunately, this has happened, and things need to be done but we don’t need to make it worse for him! The point is to protect other children from getting harmed, not harming more!

  • 87. #67 wrote:

    it’s because some judges are plain stupid! I personally know someone who was picked up on a warrant, brought to court in handcuffs, and let out with NO BAIL and told to “come back to court in 2 weeks to be sentenced to 6 months in jail”. He never came back. Skipped town and is living under a ficticious name.
    Bail has noting to do with the presumption of guilt – only with how good the defendants lawyer is and/or how ddumb the judge is.
    I feel bad for his family. They are just as much victims as the children who were supposedly hurt.

  • 88. allegations wrote:

    The allegations state as follows:
    Mr Keller has disguised himself as a
    Rabbi to get close to these children.
    He is a very smart predator, and picks
    his victims wisely. He believes he can
    hide behind being a rabbi, since the
    Rabbinim of the Jewish communities
    have a track record of hiding such
    matters. He has been Sexually abusing
    children since his days in Israel almost
    two decades ago. He ran away from
    Israel due to being prosecuted for
    abusing a Family Member. He then
    immigrated to Crown Heights where
    he has recently obtained access to the
    children in our community through his
    program Gesher Ben Tzion, which he
    sickingly named after his departed son
    OBM.
    Mr Keller generally sexually targets
    teenage boys.

  • 90. #41 wrote:

    i cant say your method of writing is exactly orthodox but your message was given over and thank you for that perspective on things

  • 91. father wrote:

    The next one should be the yeshiva tutor who doesn’t keep his hands way from buchrim and is a ‘shaliach’ in Bensonhurst…

    Thanks to Rabbi Nachum Rosenberg, finally something is moving!

  • 92. i know the boys wrote:

    for all the pepole here who think he could have bin inoocent i know 3 of the boys he molested , they all told me their story at other times so there is alot more kids that he messed up their live its a very sad story but he has to pay the price now.so for all does here who think he didnt do anything get over it.

  • 94. Friend of Family wrote:

    This family has suffered so much.I understand the pain of all the comments.Moshe deserves a fair trial.After all the negative judgment who will come to his aid if he is found innocent.In the aftermath of Leiby”s death we have been rudly awakened out of complacency and are ready to jump at anything that moves.Caution is always correct.Innocent until proven guilty.

  • 95. To CH-s New Masters of Jurisprudence wrote:

    Are you so gung-ho on someone being “innocent until proven guilty” when it comes to Levi Aron? He too has not yet been tried before a jury of his peers . . .

  • 96. worried 4 the future wrote:

    Reading some of these comments truly disgust me and shows me why things like this have been going on for so long!
    To those of you bashing ch.info, if your child (g-d forbid) was ever put in this situation you would be furious that no one spoke up!
    To those of you who say the family are the true victims, HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT?!?! of course I feel bad for the family but there is no doubt that those young boys who were abused and will be living with that abuse for the rest of their lives are the TRUE victims. And you are basically calling these boys liars which is also considered abuse and YOU ARE DESTROYING WHATEVER BIT OF COURAGE THESE BOYS HAVE LEFT!
    Lastly, if those of you who say he is innocent are willing to trust your sons with him, that is your issue. It is people like you that have kept these predators on our streets and until you realize that we have sick people in our community, our children will not be safe.

  • 97. Pre-molesters need therapy. wrote:

    Unfortunately this man did not think about his wife or children and how much shame and embarrassment they have probably experienced their whole lives. Do molesters like this harm their own children too? Maybe they are relieved about the events unfolding. To those people who would like to deny the charges- this is just putting salt on all the wounds of his victims. We need to establish a place in our community where people can get therapy if they feel like they may molest a child( before they have done anything). Obviously there are young adults around who become molesters and this is where intensive therapy will be successful. Once they begin it is probably too late. We need to not only educate our children on how to protect themselves but also about inappropriate behavior that will send them to jail and ruin their lives.

  • 98. Get rid of the cult. wrote:

    Anyone want more names? I got about ten. This almost seems too easy! And yeah, I’ve told the principal of the school, he did nothing. Can’t put the names here, they wont post my comment.
    I would totally give my email, but realized I don’t care so much anymore. Your religion and community is messed up. Your religion is insane. Your leaders harbor this crap, they love it. So yeah. Enjoy yourselves. Keep hiring teachers with no credentials, having 22 kids, not educating them, and denying and ignoring anything and everything said. You don’t want to change, so keep at it.

  • 99. unbiased opinion wrote:

    let me start of by saying if the man is guilty then i pray justice is served. That being said were so quick to judge being it is a extremly sensative topic when it comes to children. and thats understandable. if anyone has learned tanya then you would know that we cant control our thoughts… but our actions? our speech? our gossip? we dont know that this man is guilty, there is a judicial system set up for that, its not table talk for us to determin if we think he is innocent or guilty, we have no facts or proof to go accuse a man. what if it was you in his position? what if he is innocent? next time you see him or his family, would you apologize for speaking badly about him? no you wouldnt and neither would i, i would be too embarressed. cmon folks this is why the 2nd beis hamikdash was destroyed! this loshon harah must stop, this unfair juding by the people must end now! if this man is guilty i pray he gets what he deserves but stop and think, give him benefit of the doubt. wouldnt we all like to be judged as innocent until proven guilty? yes we all want to be innocent until proven guilty so let us take a fellow jew and a resident in our community and look at him with a kind eye… all i ask is for everyone to take a minute and think what if this was you? what if he is innocent… thank you

  • 100. lk wrote:

    guys you go to the cops when these things happen asap! and report it!

  • 101. yh wrote:

    To 93 Why don’t you go to the police they are in charge of the legal system!

  • 102. nj wrote:

    How can victims prove they were really abused? Unfortunately, in most cases, it is the victim versus the abuser and there may not be evidence. How can the perpetrator also prove his innocence? Maybe this case should have been tried in Bais Din first?

  • 103. NOT SO SIMPLE wrote:

    TO ARYEH #11 – HUMAN NATURE IS VERY COMPLICATED – YOU SAY YOU.VE KNOWN THE ACCUSED FOR MANY YEARS & CONSIDER HIM TO BE A “FINE PERSON.” BUT THERE ARE FAR TOO MANY IN OUR MIDST WHO SHUCKLE BEAUTIFULLY WHILST DOVENING, GIVE TZEDAKA GENEROUSLY, & WOULD NEVER EAT ANYTHING BUT LUBAVITCH SHCHITA – BUT THEY ARE ACTUALLY SLY CONMEN WHO HAVE COMMITTED MANY ILLEGAL & IMMORAL ACTS. THEIR EVIL YETZER IS STRONG, AND THERE IS NO PLACE FOR BEING NAIVE IN TODAY’S WORLD, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT INVOLVES THE LIVES OF OUR CHILDREN.

  • 104. Good deed wrote:

    Everyone, please do a good deed for Leiby Kletsky’s neshome.
    Lets lock up every man caught staring at a boy for more than three seconds.(life in jail without possibility of parole)
    Thanks

  • 105. the best comment!! wrote:

    let me start of by saying if the man is guilty then i pray justice is served. That being said were so quick to judge being it is a extremly sensative topic when it comes to children. and thats understandable. if anyone has learned tanya then you would know that we cant control our thoughts… but our actions? our speech? our gossip? we dont know that this man is guilty, there is a judicial system set up for that, its not table talk for us to determin if we think he is innocent or guilty, we have no facts or proof to go accuse a man. what if it was you in his position? what if he is innocent? next time you see him or his family, would you apologize for speaking badly about him? no you wouldnt and neither would i, i would be too embarressed. cmon folks this is why the 2nd beis hamikdash was destroyed! this loshon harah must stop, this unfair juding by the people must end now! if this man is guilty i pray he gets what he deserves but stop and think, give him benefit of the doubt. wouldnt we all like to be judged as innocent until proven guilty? yes we all want to be innocent until proven guilty so let us take a fellow jew and a resident in our community and look at him with a kind eye… all i ask is for everyone to take a minute and think what if this was you? what if he is innocent… thank you

  • 106. to #86 wrote:

    Good point. Maybe there should be abusers anonymous like there is alcoholics anonymous. The only problem is that there are victims (including his family) that need help from the suffering that was caused. There are also potential future victims. If there is any help of rehabilitating these people , it should be in jail so they do not cause any more harm.
    Why did he only get six months in Israel?

  • 107. Treatment for pre-molesters wrote:

    Yes, it’s available. Many molesters were victims themselves as kids. If you or anyone else has any taavos in that direction, DO NOT LET YOURSELF RUIN YOUR LIFE OR THE LIVES OF ANYONE ELSE! Get help now. http://www.stopitnow.com/fa

    And for any victims… please, you are probably not the only one. Molesters target MANY people. Please make sure no other kids need to suffer like you. Report the person who did it to you! Even if you’re sure someone else already reported it or “everyone knows”. Even if you’re embarrassed. Get a friend to support you and take the brave step to get them off the streets.

  • 108. Hashem Yeracheim! wrote:

    Remember also that very often the victim is threatened that if they talk, either they or their family members will be hurt, killed etc. The fear of this becoming a reality is a huge responsibility for a young child to bear.

  • 109. MOSHIACH NOW!!! wrote:

    THE REASON WHY THIS IS BEING PUBLICIZED – FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON’T GET IT – IS TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN FROM FUTURE MOLESTERS!!! STOP HIDING THESE STORIES UNDER THE RUG! MOLESTATION AND SEXUAL ABUSE HAPPEN EVERYWHERE! YES, EVEN IN CH, EVEN IN FRUM CHASSISIC HOMES, IN SCHOOLS, SHULS, WITHIN FAMILIES…LIVING IN DENIAL ONLY PROTECTS THE PERPETRATORS OF THESE ATROCITIES, AND PUTS OUR PURE, HEILIGEH CHILDREN AT SUCH TERRIBLE RISK!!! KUDOS TO CH.INFO FOR HAVING THE COURAGE TO BRING THIS OUT TO THE OPEN!

  • 110. malca b wrote:

    this is so horriffic — no words can every explain this away. my heart goes out to his family

    now as its been said above – we need to open our eyes wide and get rid of the rest of the MOLESTERS – spound, parents and children – and throw them all in jail and out of this community

  • 111. Thank Hashem for this publicity. wrote:

    Good point that help should be made available to people before they get themselves and many children into serious trouble.

  • 112. HEY, THERE IS A G-D WHO RUNS THIS WORLD! wrote:

    LETS THANK THE ONE ABOVE (for all those who are not sure of who’m i am referring to it’s g-d/hashem/the almighty one) and lets thank him for giving us the REBBE and the Torah and most of all CHASSIDUS!!! he see’s all that will happen and he puts all these challenges in front of us, just thank him you dont have this challenge b/c i bet you half of us writing these twisted comments have some sort of challenge like this. instead of trying to continue to ruin more lives maybe lets try and help, step number one would be to start preventing by making our children aware of this issue, and another big step would be to LET EVERYONE AND ANYONE KNOW THAT IF THEY DO HAVE THESE CHALLENGES THAT IT’S FROM HASHEM AND THERE ARE WAYS TO OVER COME IT, “DONT BE EMBARRASSED THAT HASHEM GAVE YOU THIS CHALLENGE SPEAK UP AND I PROMISE THERE ARE THOSE WHO ARE G-D FEARING PEOPLE THAT ARE HERE TO TRULY HELP!!! IT’S NOT YOU’R FAULT YOU HAVE THESE THOUGHT’S ”AGAIN YOU ARE NOT WEIRD DIFFERENT THIS IS ALL FROM HASHEM BUT YOU MUST DEAL WITH IT AND CONTROL YOUR YETZER HARA! g-d bless us all…..

  • 113. The Quiet Secret wrote:

    So many children in this world today are being hurt, molested, used like garbage..why does this continue to happen??because the predator knows all the right buttons to push, knows how to bring the child endearingly to trust him/her, knows how to frighten the child to never tell anyone..Then the predator jumps and tortures the body, soul, heart and mind on children..so innocent and so afraid. I know about this, it happened to me, it happens to so many people you would not believe it..“The Quiet Secret”..it is time for parents to stop being afraid to talk to their children about sex, about what sex is right and what is wrong..it is time for parents to be open with their children , no matter how young about the lurking predators all around us..it could be your bestfriend, your neighbor, your baby sitter, mother, fathers, siblings…aunts , uncles ANYONE..Children NEED to know it is never their fault, they should never be afraid to tell their parents..their parents will love them, keep them safe and help them ALWAYS…As a grandmother, I sooo worry about my grandchildren and am proud that my children instill in their children daily about people who destroy …literally destroy..If a tear was shed for every child hurt, abused, mistreated the world would FLOOD..Bless the children , PROTECT them at all cost…do not worry about who you OUT and who you HURT to save the children

  • 114. Number 111 wrote:

    YO….number 111…I cannot figure out for the life of me what you are trying to say…so please help me out..are you saying god runs the world therefore what happens is from god and therefore it is OK??? god does not want sick people to hurt people…we all have free choice and thank god we all do not choose to molest children

  • 115. we are not the true judge-be careful wrote:

    While it is our responsibility to report and stop any form of abuse in our community, in the process of stopping these devastating crimes and bringing the perpetrators to justice we need to be sensitive and have rachmanus on the family of the abusers who too have become victims by association. These families are frum, respectable yidden in our community like you and I. They can not and should not be held responsible for the crimes of their relatives- Rachmana letzan! This is definitely hell on earth for them as they are humiliated and shattered from this. Let us be gentle to the families and not make this nightmare any worse for them. Let the judicial system that we have in this country do its job and let us be careful not to do their job for them.

  • 116. to number 115 wrote:

    why dont you try and read 111 again and i’m very sure thats not what he’s saying. its mistakes like this that cause major problems. take you time and read it again before you write!

  • 117. Trying to make some sense wrote:

    Didn’t this Moshe Keller lose a teenage son about 5 years ago? What were the circumstances surrounding that death? Does anyone really know?

    Was this a child in trouble because of the father’s abuse? Just checking…

  • 118. melbourne wrote:

    How I feel for the family…they are the most amazing people!! If he is guilty, justice should be served…

    My heart goes out to the Kellers.

  • 119. Yankel wrote:

    If you know of something wrong go to the DA end of story.I have so have people i associate with,why us it a discussion.

  • 120. Double sided justice wrote:

    It is amazing how easily people change their views of right&wrong when it comes to one of their own. reading through the article and the comments is frustrating to me especially the comments regarding “our constitutional rights” and the one where you are “Innocent till proven guilty”..something i have been screaming out for the past year while writing, calling and emailing everyone i can.An innocent man was falsely accused and lies were told regarding his crime and whereabouts…No Justice for DAVID FLORES(the victim not perp)..But wait,he was not Jewish, but a minority!No one cares about the truth. The powerful always win.The first thing to do for all of us is accept we are a nation..our responsibilities and loyalties should not be confined to one race or community but to humanity..speak up against abuse of power! stop the double standard. Don’t let the innocent take the fall to cover-up the issues within!

  • 121. just my opinion wrote:

    Anyone criticizing the Rabbi’s decision to call a molester “rodef” and go to the police is either an abuser themselves or a relative/friend of one that they’re trying to protect…

  • 122. hold the phone wrote:

    I was privy to a mess in the 1980’s that occurred b/c the girl who I’ll call Karen was best friends with my daughter.
    Karen had 4 older sisters and when the first son was born when Karen was 4 she did an act on him that a frum family with no TV or movies should ever know.
    Long story short, the only man around was the dad who an idiot I don’t know a socialworker or cop asked him?
    Karen didn’t know what the fuss was, and sort of shrugged her shoulders.
    Dad went to court handcuffed and had to stay so many feet away from the house school and shul.
    Horrible things were said in ignorance and the couple divorced.
    After extensive investigation: Karen was in hospital when she was 3 and had surgery on lower belly.
    Doctors used to come look and feel.
    Turns out a hospital employee was molesting young children b/c they thought what was happening was normal.
    Point is, this dad and this family was destroyed.

  • 123. DTorres wrote:

    $5,000 bail for someone, that allegedly used his position of trust,to prey on the children in his care, is a joke.

    His victims will live with the consequences of his actions
    all their lives.

    All of the victims of Rabbi Moshe Keller have not yet been born,because when his current victims marry and have children,
    of their own, their negative experience with Keller will affect their relationships with their own spouse and kids.

    Why was he allowed to operate for so long?

    The guy should have been remanded.

    It’s kids we are talking about and they are precious.

  • 124. David wrote:

    What about the lies on that website. Besides Keller they didn’t verify the other people. Yes get rid of the molesters, but don’t start embarrassing families based on some rumor.

  • 125. anno wrote:

    i feel really sorry for the family it must be real tough not wanting to c ur father hurt.. but he seems to be sick.. if u have cancer u c a doctor!

  • 126. Neighbor in Maala Amos wrote:

    Please, Please if you know something about Moshe Keller report it to the NYPD !! I know personally, 20 years ago he did the same thing when they lived in Maala Amos. The family escaped to Brooklyn. So many victims, including his family members……
    I have reported to the NYPD what I know, please be strong and come forward…..

  • 127. A Real Neighbor. to #126 wrote:

    If you were a neighbor, you would know that the Charges were brought up by a therapist and by no one in the family, nor by any other child. yet to find out that the state were out to take down religious families in Jerusalem that were molesting kids and that it was an assumption on the therapist’s part and not only were the charges dropped, it was thrown out of
    Court.
    and its Maale Amos..

  • 128. sam wrote:

    Keller is inoccent until proven guilty. I heard that the kid pressing the charges has a personal vandetta agianst keller and this was his way of taking recvenge

  • 129. Unmask truth! wrote:

    So much nastiness and lies!: 1. Keller didn’t immigrate to America, he is
    an American born 2. He wasn’t in jail in Israel 6 months not even 6 days. 3. All charges
    dropped as false charges like the current ones 4. He cakes ang goes
    to Israel as wishes.
    The real neighbhors from Maale Amos, will
    love to have your real name and I will tell
    you who you really are!
    My hunch is: someone has a vendeta on him! Perhaphs the one that
    insisting on the lies of the a. immigration b. Jail sentence, the one
    that is spreading all this!
    The truth will cameout and for the impostor’s to be punished.

  • 130. Aryeh wrote:

    #126 from Maale Amos.I am sure I must know you, if you really did live there! What’s your name? Are you in CH or in Israel? Please post it. Don’t be shy, just say hi!! Don’t you know the Halacha of Lashon Hara? You speak total falsehood – or as we say, lies!!!

  • 131. Pam wrote:

    When my son was in Yeshivah, he told me that there was abuse going on there, that one or two of the teachers were molesting the kids, so why dont some of you believe that this can happen, it is a sickness these men need help, Because if they dont get help they are not going to stop, or either they go to jail

  • 134. Megan wrote:

    #126 &#127 & others
    Actually, I have no vendetta against the Keller Family. In fact I like them very much and wish their children only the best. I worked for the police during those years that the family lived in Yishuv Maala Amos. I took personal testimonies from the teenagers he touched.My point is, Moshe Keller lived in this Yishuv for many years. The Yishuv Rabbi & others tried to cover this up. In 2011 this surfaced in Brooklyn, imagine how many children were molested since living Maala Amos. In fact, 2 others,recently, that lived on Maala Amos were arrested for child molesting. Our Charedi Community is like a magnet to pedophiles, please be careful & aware….

×

Comments are closed.