Teacher arrested at a Brooklyn synagogue

Charged with endangering the welfare of a child and sexual abuse
May 5, 2008 5:35:57 AM PDT
A teacher is under arrest in Brooklyn-- accused of sexually abusing students at a synagogue school. Eyewitness News reporter Lisa Colagrossi has more on the story.

The boys involved are ages 13 and 14. It was yesterday that they went to police and made these accusations.

The boys say the abuse happened a short time ago. They say, their teacher, Yona Weinberg touched their private parts on several occasions while assisting them with their religious studies.

However, Weinberg is not a rabbi. He was charged with sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

He is 29-years-old and he was picked up at his home. Weinberg remains in police custody this morning.