“Rabbi” Moishe Turner charged with sexually abusing a boy
Phony “Rabbi” Moishe Turner had earned an evil reputation in his community after children under his supervision had allegedly been harmed. Rumors began to circulate and by the grace of God a victim of the alleged diabolical molester found the courage to report an incident to police, who soon arrested the accused evildoer. Ramapo Police say Turner engaged in oral and anal sex with a 14-year-old boy in seven different locations in Ramapo.
Moishe Turner calls himself a Rabbi, and he may have the educational qualifications to do so, as many learned Orthodox Jews do, but members of the Orthodox community say he is not a recognized spiritual leader. He simply calls himself Rabbi, similar to how one might call themselves doctor if they earn a PhD in a field of study.
Turner’s downfall came when the Town of Ramapo Police received a report that the 14-year-old male in Monsey had been sexually abused. The Ramapo Police Investigations Division began an investigation and as a result of the investigation, on October 19, Town of Ramapo detectives arrested Moishe Turner, 58, of 5 Dana Rd., Spring Valley.
Turner was charged with the following:
Criminal Sex Act 2 (Class D Felony)- 7 counts
Endangering the Welfare of a Child (class A Misdemeanor)- 1 count
This investigation is on-going and more charges are expected. Anyone who may have any information is asked to contact the Ramapo Police Investigations Division Tips Line: 1-888-998-8477. Moishe Turner was arraigned in the Village of Spring Valley Justice Court on October 20 and he was remanded to the Rockland County Jail in lieu of $75,000. The name of the victim is being withheld to protect his identity.
Rabbi Noson Leiter of the political action group Torah Jews for Decency was contacted by the Rockland County Times for comment on the case. Leiter said the Orthodox community is thankful the police have removed the predator from the streets. He said he believes a man such as Turner chooses evil for unknown reasons. “I believe he knew he was doing evil and he chose evil,” Leiter said. “The Bible tells us to uproot evil from our midst.”