Rabbi Sentenced To 10 Years Probation On Abuse Charges

A rabbi was sentenced to 10 years of probation Thursday after admitting he sexually abused three students while working in the Boston area as a religious teacher in the 1970s.

Stanley Levitt pleaded guilty Wednesday to four counts of indecent assault and battery on a child as his trial was set to begin. Prosecutors had asked for 10 years of probation and 2.5 years in prison.

Prosecutors say the 66-year-old Philadelphia man lived in Boston and worked in Brookline when he abused three boys in his care.

A grand jury indicted him in 2009 after two victims said Levitt assaulted them in 1975 while they were his students. A third victim later came forward.

Prosecutors say Levitt assaulted one victim in a Boston hospital room while visiting after the boy hurt his hand.

Prosecutors say another victim was assaulted at Levitt's home while that boy's parents were out-of-town.

This program aired on August 2, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.


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