Sunday, May 17, 2015

D.C. Rabbi Sentenced To Over 6 Years On Voyeurism Charges

A Washington, D.C. Superior Court judge on Friday sentenced Rabbi Barry Freundel to nearly six and one-half years in prison after Freundel plead guilty to 52 counts of voyeurism (see prior posting).  Freundel secretly videotaped 150 women in the changing room of the mikveh (ritual bath) at Washington's Kesher Israel Synagogue.  AP reports that after a 3-hour sentencing hearing at which 16 of his victims testified, Freundel was sentenced to 45 days in prison on each of the 52 counts (a total of 2,340 days). (See prior related posting.)