Charles J. Hynes

Orthodox Patrol Group Urges 911 Call On Pedophiles

Flatbush Shomrim warns abusers, ‘If you don’t get help you will be caught.’

04/20/2010
Assistant Managing Editor

Ramping up the fight against sexual abuse of children in Brooklyn’s Orthodox community, a volunteer patrol group is for the first time publicly advising the community to report suspected molesters to the police.
 
The group, Flatbush Shomrim, cited advice from rabbinic authorities in making the announcement.
 
“Report all suspicious activity to the police first by calling 911,” reads an April 15 statement by Shomrim that was posted on the website Yeshiva World News.
 

Shomrim founder Chaim Deutsch, second from right, meets with patrol volunteers in a recent photo distributed by the group.
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