Yeshiva Teacher David Greenfeld Accused of Molestation

By Simone Weichselbaum (NY Daily News)
December 24, 2009

A Borough Park, Brooklyn, yeshiva teacher was busted Wednesday morning for allegedly molesting a teenage boy who had attended his synagogue, cops said.

David Greenfeld, 38, was nabbed inside his E. 47th St. home at 6 a.m., and charged with sexually abusing the 15-year-old boy.

The pair met at their place of worship, which cops didn't disclose.Greenfeld was awaiting arraignment on sex-abuse and child endangerment charges.

Investigators began to eye Greenfeld last month after the teen's family told cops that he molested the boy in May.

When cops began their probe, Greenfeld was "forced to leave" his teaching job at the Moshlow yeshiva in Borough Park, the source said.

"The school learned of the allegations, and they had him step down as a teacher," said a police source. School officials could not be reached for comment.

The yeshiva had no connection to the sex-abuse allegations against Greenfeld, police said. Investigators are also looking into an allegation by a 26-year-old man that Greenfeld sexually abused him as a teen a decade ago, police sources said.