Rabbi Yehuda Kolko on his way to jail after his arrest for child abuse and endangerment.
The New York Times adds:
A Brooklyn rabbi was arrested yesterday and charged with multiple counts of child sexual abuse, the police said. Rabbi Joel Kolko, 60, of Yeshiva-Mesivta Torah Temimah, a private school in Brooklyn, is accused of molesting a 9-year-old boy who was a student of his in the 2002-03 school year, the police said. The boy’s parents reported the incident last month, the police said. The police said a 31-year-old man also claimed to have been abused by the rabbi, once as a child, and once earlier this year when the man confronted the rabbi. Rabbi Kolko was charged with four counts of sexual abuse and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, the police said. Phone calls to the rabbi’s home were not returned.