A Brooklyn man accused of abusing two Orthodox boys may be the first American to extradited to the United States under a new treaty.
A Jerusalem court on Sunday ruled that Stefan Colmer, 30, who was in Israeli custody, could be sent back to New York. The State Department earlier this year amended its extradition treaty to include sex crimes other than rape.
A spokesman for Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes said his office did not know when Colmer would return to New York. "We're waiting for a timeline to develop," said the spokesman, Jerry Schmetterer.
Last month the Daily News revealed that Hynes, long under pressure to seek the extradition of another alleged pedophile, Rabbi Avrohom Mondrowitz, had done so as soon as the treaty was changed.
Schmetterer said he was unaware of any other cases of American fugitives in Israel wanted here for sex crimes.