by Jamie Schram (NY Post)
May 6, 2008
A tutor molested two brothers while giving them bar mitzvah lessons in a Brooklyn synagogue, authorities said yesterday.
Yona Weinberg, 29, abused the brothers, ages 13 and 14, in the synagogue on East 17th Street near Avenue O in Midwood between June 1, 2006, and Feb. 27, 2008, law-enforcement sources said.
On one occasion, Weinberg, who is not a rabbi, allegedly spoke to the 14-year-old about masturbation and asked to see his genitalia. On another occasion, he asked if the younger brother had pubic hair and touched his crotch area, sources said. Weinberg was arrested yesterday.