BROOKLYN - Rabbi Baruch Lebovits received a minimum of 10 years in jail today for sexually abusing a teenager from 2004 to 2005.

The victim and his family say they are relieved and that they hope this sentencing encourages more victims to come forward.

Lebovits' attorney, Arthur Aidala, believes his client is being punished for refusing a plea bargain and they plan to appeal the sentencing.

Lebovits could face up to 32 years in prison. He is also waiting to be tried on two other cases of sexual abuse.