Jewish leaders protest possible plea deal in child-molestation case

BROOKLYN - Jewish community leaders gathered outside the Kings County District Attorney's Office today to protest news that an accused child molester may receive a plea deal in his case. Officials say Meir Dascolowitz, a Hasidic Jew, was arrested in May for abusing a 15-year-old boy repeatedly in Williamsburg.

According to the protesters, Dascolowitz has been charged with 200 felony counts of criminal sexual activity. They say they are upset after hearing he may strike a plea deal and receive probation instead of jail time.

The district attorney's office says it can't comment on the case while it's still open. Dascolowitz is scheduled to be in state Supreme Court Wednesday morning.

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