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May 12, 2012 4:00 pm

Q&A With NY Times Reporter on Orthodox Jewish Abuse Story

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NY Times – Ultra-Orthodox Jews in the New York region have been grappling with how to address child-sex abuse in the community. On Thursday, The Times published an article describing how ultra-Orthodox Jews who come forward with allegations of abuse often encounter intense intimidation from their neighbors and from rabbinical authorities, aimed at pressuring them to drop their cases. On Friday, a second article examined the record of the Brooklyn district attorney, Charles J. Hynes, in prosecuting these cases. Mr. Hynes has adopted a policy of not publicizing accusations of child-sex abuse involving the ultra-Orthodox in Brooklyn.

The reporters of The Times articles, Sharon Otterman and Ray Rivera, answered a selection of reader questions about the series.

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