Rabbi accused of sex abuse in Crown Heights

California police say 30-year-old Rabbi Mendel Tevel was arrested yesterday at the Beverly Hills Jewish Youth Center.

California police say 30-year-old Rabbi Mendel Tevel was arrested yesterday at the Beverly Hills Jewish Youth Center. (10/30/13)

BROOKLYN - A rabbi who used to work in Brooklyn is facing charges of child sex abuse.

California police say 30-year-old Rabbi Mendel Tevel was arrested yesterday at the Beverly Hills Jewish Youth Center. The arrest warrant was issued in New York.

Jewish Community Watch says the charges against Tevel stem from when he was a youth worker in Crown Heights.

Tevel will be extradited to New York.

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