An Accused Pedophile And Rapist As A Shomrim Member?
The alleged pedophile is David Shea Friedman, who own's Friedman's Photography in Borough Park.
A Brooklyn hasidic source told me yesterday that Friedman is "well known" in the community and by rabbis as a pedophile. He told me Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg repeatedly warned about Friedman on his hotline several years ago.
So I called Rabbi Rosenberg and asked about Friedman.
Rabbi Rosenberg told me he did indeed have two reports about Friedman on his hotline several years ago.
Friedman used to be the "candy man" in the Munkatcher Rebbe's synagogue, giving candy to kids, until the rebbe found out what Friedman was allegedly doing to some of those boys in the basement of his synagogue. From that point on, Friedman was banned from going to the basement of the synagogue or using its bathrooms.