The New York Post reports:
A Brooklyn yeshiva covered up a rabbi’s long history of child
molestation and threatened parents and children who tried to end the
abuse, it was charged yesterday.
Officials of Yeshiva Mesivta
Torah Temimah knew of Rabbi Joel Kolko’s attacks on young boys but
ignored them because he was cleared by a rabbinical court, said lawyer
Jeffrey Herman, who represents some of the alleged victims.…
But Herman told The Post that when one boy considered making a
public accusation against Kolko, his father got a threatening phone
call from the yeshiva’s leader.
The victim said Margulies
"told his father that if your son doesn’t keep his mouth shut, I can’t
guarantee the safety of your other children," Herman said.
"It’s very scary stuff," he said. "All of a sudden, kids were afraid to come forward."…
[Hat tip: Dr. R-F.]