By Michael Orbach (The Jewish Star)
Issue of Sept. 26, 2008
A man who lived on the grounds of a Far Rockaway shul has a hearing on Sept. 29 on charges that he abused a child during davening.
The case was first reported last week in The Wave, a Far Rockaway newspaper, which incorrectly identified Jacek Marczsewski, 46, as a custodian at Congregation Kehilas Jacob.
Marczsewski was arraigned September 10th and charged with first-degree sexual abuse, a course of sexual conduct against a child, and endangering the welfare of a child. He could face up to seven years in jail if convicted.
The report in The Wave said the boy had been molested repeatedly over a period of two years beginning in 2006, ending in July, but a source tells The Jewish Star that only a single episode of abuse is now believed to have occurred.
The child, who reportedly has been diagnosed as autistic, is said to be at the center of a custody dispute between his parents.