The NY Daily News reports that a 14 year-old Brooklyn girl who was the victim of an attempted abduction has chosen not to cooperate with police after receiving pressure from her local Orthodox Jewish community. It’s unknown if the girl and her family were paid off, threatened with shunning, other threats, or a combination of any or all of the above. In any case, it appears to be another cover-up of a crime committed by an Orthodox Jew.
Reportedly the suspect’s father is a principal at a local yeshiva (Jewish school) and his grandfather is an influential rabbi in the community.
An investigation into an attempted abduction of a 14-year-old girl in Brooklyn fell apart after it was learned that the suspect comes from a prominent Orthodox family, law enforcement sources said Wednesday.
The suspect, a 20-year-old Orthodox man, showed up at the 61st Precinct with his attorney Tuesday — a day after the NYPD released an enhanced photo of him as a suspect in the crime.
But when investigators contacted the victim after the suspect came forward the family “stopped cooperating with the cops,” a police source said.
A source with knowledge of the investigation said the girl changed her mind about talking to authorities after receiving pressure from the community.
The suspect’s father is the principal of a yeshiva and his grandfather is an “influential rabbi,” the source said.