Brooklyn rabbi found guilty of sexual assault


(JTA) — A Brooklyn rabbi was found guilty of sexually assaulting a male teenager.

A Brooklyn Supreme Court jury on Tuesday found Baruch Lebovits guilty on eight of 10 counts, the New York Daily News reported.

Lebovits, 59, who owns a travel agency in Borough Park, was convicted of sexually molesting the Jewish teen in 2004 and 2005. He faces up to seven years in prison.

The victim, now 22, testified last week that the rabbi assaulted him in his car several times over a 10-month period, luring him into the vehicle with promises that he could drive, the Daily News reported.

Lebovits is awaiting trial on charges of molesting two other minors, according to the paper.

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