Brooklyn D.A. Charles Hynes has a special way of handling sexual assault in ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods
The Times has a lengthy piece about Brooklyn District Charles Hynes prosecution of sex offenders in the ultra Orthodox Jewish community, suggesting he doesn't prosecute crimes there similar to the borough.
The case of David Zimmer is particular tragic. He plead guilty to one charge after he was arrested for groping a 9-year-old and telling cops "She liked it."
Zimmer wound up pleading guilty to "one count of sexual abuse in the first degree and received five years probation."
The lawyer representing Zimmer, is married to "Hyne's longtime liaison to the ultra-Orthodox Jewish Community.
But more starting is the statement from Hyne's office defending their practice of not publicizing the identities of the people accused or convicted, if they're are from the ultar-Orthodox Jewish community.
The office said that because it's a "very tight-knit and insular" community, and publicizing those identities would create "significant danger" in getting co-operation, and ultimately would make getting prosecutions "extremely difficult, if not impossible."