Sex offender sues Monsey rabbi after 'slanderous' tweet

By News12
July 22, 2016

MONSEY - A Rockland rabbi is facing a slander lawsuit over a tweet that identified a level 3 sex offender in Monsey.

The lawsuit was delivered to Rabbi Yakov Horowitz, written in Hebrew and filed in Israel, where Yona Weinberg currently lives. Weinberg served time in state prison for having sex with a child under the age of 14.

A longtime educator in Rockland, Horowitz posts parenting videos on YouTube and produces children's books to help parents talk to kids about sex abuse. He says he has no plans to stop warning the community about sex offenders on social media.

"I have a responsibility to the children and their parents and there's no way I'm going to give up on that," says Horowitz.

News 12 reached out to Weinberg's attorney in Israel, but the call has not yet been returned.