By James O'Rourke (The Journal News)
August 16, 2012
FALLSBURG, N.Y. — A convicted sex offender from Monsey has been charged with criminal trespass after sneaking into a dormitory at a Sullivan County summer camp, police said.
Yoel Oberlander, who according to the New York State Sex Offender Registry lives at 30 W. Maple Ave., was charged in connection with the incident, alleged to have occurred at the camp earlier this month, state police said.
State troopers from the Liberty barracks were called to Camp Shalva, in Thompson, N.Y., to investigate an incident alleged to have occurred on the grounds, police said.
Investigators were able to determine that Oberlander, who had been delivering Kosher milk to the camp, had visited several parts of the property he had not been authorized to visit, including a male dormitory, police said.
Thursday, police announced that Oberlander had been arrested in connection with the incident and charged with second-degree criminal trespass, a misdemeanor.
In 2002, Oberlander was convicted of second-degree sexual abuse for having sexual contact with an 11-year-old girl.
He was found to have kidnapped and unlawfully imprisoned the girl, whom he did not previously know, before abusing her and was sentenced to six years probation.
According to the sex offender registry, Oberlander, 31, is a Level 2 sex offender considered to be at moderate risk of repeating his crimes.
State police said he was arraigned in Fallsburg Town Court and taken to the Sullivan County jail, where he was held on $5,500 cash bail or bond. Justice Robert Scheinman also issued an order of protection prohibiting Oberlander from returning to the camp or contacting any residents on the property.