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Brooklyn rabbi accused of molesting children arrested in California

Posted: 5:52 AM, Oct 30, 2013
Updated: 2013-10-30 17:18:16-04

BEVERLY HILLS, California (PIX11) – Beverly Hills Police officers and detectives have arrested a former Brooklyn man accused of molesting boys in New York City.

Cops responded to the 9900 block of S. Santa Monica Boulevard Tuesday afternoon at the request of the New York Police Department to execute an arrest warrant on Menachem Tewel, 30.

He was taken into custody without incident for the warrant charging New York statutes of “Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree,” “Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree” and “Sexual Abuse in the First Degree”. 

Tewel, who was arrested at a Beverly Hills community center,  is awaiting extradition to New York. 

There are no charges pending in California.

Tewel is accused of molesting several boys in New York between 1995 and 2004, according to reports.