NY Rabbi Arrested In Beverly Hills On Molestation Charges

BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA.com) — A rabbi accused of sexually abusing boys in New York was arrested Tuesday afternoon at a Jewish community center in Beverly Hills, according to the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles.

Menachem Tewel, who goes by the name Mendel Tevel, was taken into custody at the request of the New York Police Department around 1:30 p.m. at the JEM Community Center, 9930 S. Santa Monica Boulevard, said Beverly Hills police Lt. Lincoln Hoshino.

KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports an arrest warrant had been issued for Tewel, who is suspected of abusing four boys between 1995 and 2004, on two counts of criminal sexual acts and one count of sexual abuse.

NY Rabbi Arrested In Beverly Hills On Molestation Charges

All of the boys Tewel is accused of abusing  are now adults, the Jewish Journal reported.

Tewel is now facing extradition to New York. No charges are pending in California.

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