Police: Gavriel Bodenheimer, rabbi and principal, arrested for sexual abuse

A Monsey rabbi, who is also a principal at a local yeshiva, was arrested Monday for alleged sexual abuse. Gavriel Bodenheimer, 71, was arrested for

Gabriel Bodenheimer, 71, is principal of Yeshiva Bais

Gabriel Bodenheimer, 71, is principal of Yeshiva Bais Mikroh, a boys' yeshiva.

MONSEY - A Monsey rabbi, who is also a principal at a local yeshiva, was arrested Monday for alleged sexual abuse.

Gavriel Bodenheimer, 71, was arrested for alleged criminal sex acts and sex abuse, but prosecutors have been tight-lipped about who the rabbi allegedly abused and when. He is principal of Yeshiva Bais Mikroh, a boys' yeshiva.

Bodenheimer's lawyers say they have not seen the charges yet and won't see them until the indictment is unsealed in court. They say Bodenheimer has been active in many charities in his community for decades.

Bodenheimer has been principal of the Monsey yeshiva for more than 25 years. He is a father of 14 and grandfather of 100.

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