NEW SQUARE - The sex abuse case against a New Square rabbi is heading to trial.
Rabbi Moshe Taubenfeld is accused of repeatedly molesting a 9-year-old boy over a five-year span.
Taubenfeld’s lawyer filed a motion for the case to go to trial after his client turned down a plea deal.
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The district attorney had offered Taubenfeld one count of sexual conduct against a child, a felony carrying a possible 10-year sentence, in exchange for a guilty plea.
News 12 spoke with the rabbi's alleged victim, who says he prays for justice and that people in New Square will finally realize that you can't hurt a child.
The judge scheduled jury selection to begin Sept. 15. Rabbi Taubenfeld remains free on a $25,000 bail.