Thursday, April 18, 2013
Meir Dascalowitz Takes Plea Deal, Admits To Raping 15-year-old Boy
Meir Dascalowitz, 29, had faced 32 counts of felony and misdemeanor sex abuse but pleaded guilty to just one count of sexual abuse in the second degree.
“Do you admit that you … engaged in anal sexual conduct with a person who was less than 15 years old?” Judge Joseph Gubbay asked Dascalowitz, who answered, “Yes.”
The victim’s father joyfully held up his hands in court as the plea was announced.
“I’m very happy my son got justice. To go through a trial would have been very difficult for a mentally-disabled boy,” said father Mordechai Jungreis, who was exiled from his Orthodox community for reporting the abuse to outside authorities.
“I was shunned in the community. I’m happy to show the community that the game is over. If you do the crime, then you need to do the time.”