Brooklyn rabbi faces third child molestation charge

(AP) - The rabbi of an all-boys Orthodox school, who was charged with sexually abusing two students, is accused of fondling a third.Rabbi Yehuda Kolko

BROOKLYN - (AP) - The rabbi of an all-boys Orthodox school, who was charged with sexually abusing two students, is accused of fondling a third.

Rabbi Yehuda Kolko faced a Brooklyn judge Wednesday on new charges of sex abuse and child endangerment. He is accused of molesting a first-grader in 2005 at the Yeshiva-Mesivta Torah Temimah, where he worked for several years.

Kolko's attorney said the charges were filed by an angry studentwho had it in for the 61-year-old rabbi. The attorney also criticized the high bail set by the judge, $50,000 bond or $25,000 cash.The rabbi's wife posted the cash bail and Kolko was freed Wednesday. Kolko had already been free on $5,000 bail.

He's awaiting trial on charges he sexually abused two other young students, one decades ago and one more recently.

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