One More of the Abusers Caught
Above is excerpt from email (forwarded to me) sent out by SAR Academy (now with high school, but previously elementary and middle school only when I was growing up).
It is incredibly horrible what this pedophile Rosenfeld did to the innocent children there and elsewhere.
Now one more of the abusers has been caught and the truth has come out — even if after almost 40 years!
Here is a quote from blog of Luke Ford (2009) that sheds light on this evil creep:
“Stanely Rosenfeld is a former cantor and spiritual leader at Temple Am David who received a 10-year suspended sentence after pleading no contest to molesting a 12-year-old boy he was tutoring. He grew up in New York City and worked in the New York public school system for about 20 years, and worked about 10 years at a private Jewish academy in New York. In a recent lawsuit it was alleged that other Jewish synagogues had problems with Rosenfeld, but he was allowed to move from one to another and offend again. In previous probation reports Rosenfeld acknowleged constantly having to ‘fight his desire for boys.’ He said he often looks at children when driving and had ‘considered what it would be like to pursue a child’ but that he has never acted on this desire.” The report also says that, “When asked if he had molested both male and female children, [Rosenfeld] responded that his ‘preferred prey’ is adolescent boys.” Rosenfeld has acknowledged other victims within Rhode Islands well as victims in different states, demonstrating his clear propensity to commit these crimes against minors. Rosenfeld also told stated in past probation reports that he had molested boys when he was in New York, but he was never charged. Hopefully, this is the end of the line for pedophile Rosenfeld who will now rot in jail.”
How was this allowed to continue for so long and no one did anything?
Victims in those days were questioned like they were crazy or told they just imagined it or “had a bad dream”!
But to the contrary, it was very real nightmare.
Fortunately, I wasn’t harmed as bad as others — as thank G-d, I woke up in time!
Yes there were others who definitely seemed to facilitate it — was it knowingly or unknowingly? Not really sure how they couldn’t have known.
People are beasts, although some have and exercise a moral conscience — others apparently don’t have the integrity or inner strength to do the right thing — or they just don’t care or dare to.
For the victims — it’s painful to see it again so real like it was just yesterday, but it’s good to know that on some level truth and justice do come out, even if too little to late.
There is much more work to do in our society to acknowledge what has gone on and been given a blind eye or even a wink and a nod instead of a resounding outcry and complete moral outrage.
It is long past time to demand the end of this ongoing evil in our communities, workplaces, and to our dear children. ;-)
(Source Email: SAR Academy)