An L.A. rabbi pleaded not guilty Dec. 5 to charges he molested three of his male students. Mordechai YomTov was arrested on 10 felony counts for the alleged acts against the boys, aged 8 to 10. Police appealed to the public to come forward with information about any other related incidents that may have occurred during the past seven years. During that time, YomTov taught at the Cheder Menachem School, which serves 185 male students.
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