A director of the gynecological department at NYU Langone Hospital was arrested several weeks ago by the FBI for soliciting sexual favors from a a 14-year-old boy.
By: TJV News
NY Community Hospital told News 12 in Brooklyn in a statement, “Based on the information we received, Dr. Aaron Weinreb was immediately suspended and has since been terminated.” It is a criminal offense to persuade, coerce, or have sex with anyone younger than 18 years old. It is unclear how the doctor and the boy met.
Officials say Dr. Weinreb was released on $1.5 million bond.
According to court records, Weinreb conducted the relationship through text messages but it is unclear how he met the boy to begin with ,
The news outlet Bklyner.com reported that the relationship began in May of 2019. Weinreb’s text to the unnamed minor continued throughout their relationship; from May until early October. It was on October 9th, that the FBI took over and began texting Weinreb from the boy’s phone number; giving Weinreb the distinct impression that it was the boy who was communicating with him.
Weinreb’s text to the boy were sexually explicit and quite graphic as he exhorted the boy to meet with him in various locations for the express purpose of engaging in a multitude of sex acts. The FBI, (acting as though they were the boy) asked Weinreb through a series a texts, if he was all right with him being only 15 years old and Weinreb said that it was. Weinreb also asked the boy if he was 14 years of age when they first engaged in a sexual encounter and the boy answered in the affirmative.
Weinreb’s arrest came on October 29, at the Kings Hotel in the Sunset Park neighborhood in Brooklyn, as it was there that Weinreb asked the boy to meet him.
Bklyner.com reported that According to court documents, Weinreb initially said he was a doctor and was at the hotel taking a nap. When he was questioned about a 15-year-old boy, he requested a lawyer. Later on, Weinreb confessed to having oral sex with the 15-year-old boy but admitted that he thought he was 16. He also admitted to having sex with another 16-year-old boy. According to court documents, “He indicated that he has a sex addiction to males who are much younger than him.”
Meyer Seewald, the director of Jewish Community Watch, an organization combating child sexual abuse in the Jewish community, released the following statement:
“We are horrified by the alleged crimes committed by Dr. Aaron Weinreb against a child and we are gratified that the victim and his family had the courage to report the abuse to law enforcement. We are further grateful to the quick and professional investigation launched by the FBI which resulted in the arrest of Weinreb,” Seewald said.”Recent revelations have made it clear that child sexual abuse exists in every religion, society, and community.”
“We need not be ashamed that someone from our community is an abuser rather the only source of shame should be if as a community, we cover up abuse rather than facing this epidemic head-on and working together until every person who wishes to harm a child is off our streets.”
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