Arrest in Brooklyn synagogue molestation case

June 27, 2011 4:40:32 AM PDT
A 19-year-old man is under arrest Sunday night, accused of molesting a boy in a Brooklyn synagogue.

Menachem Deutsch turned himself in to police on Sunday.

He's charged with sexual abuse and acting in a manner injurious to a child.

Deutsch is accused of luring boys into a Brooklyn synagogue and then sexually assaulting at least one of them.

Police say the sex attack happened during the afternoon on Wednesday, June 22.

Police say Deutsch lured a 12-year-old boy into Simcha Hall, a Borough Park synagogue located at 50th Street and 15th Avenue.

Once in the basement, police say Deutsch sexually assaulted the boy.

Police say about an hour later, a second boy, 11, was confronted by Deutsch in front of the synagogue.

That boy was not sexually assaulted but was lured into the synagogue.