Rockland County rabbi arraigned on child sex crimes charges

A rabbi in Rockland County was arraigned Tuesday on charges of sex crimes involving children.

Gabriel Bodenheimer, 71, of Monsey, is facing three counts of criminal sexual acts and one count of sex abuse relating to the repeated abuse of a child, according to the Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe.

Bodenheimer, a rabbi, was arrested Monday by Ramapo police after an investigation. Bodenheimer is the principal of Yeshiva Bais Mikroh, a boys' school in Monsey.

According to the charges, Bodenheimer, while at Bais Mikroh, sexually abused a student between Aug. 1, 2009 and July 31, 2010, starting when the boy was 7, said Zugibe.

According to the charges, the sex acts were performed in the defendant's office at the school.

Bodenheimer's bail was set at $25,000. His next court date is scheduled for Aug. 26.
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