March 26, 2006

Former rabbi sentenced for viewing sexually explicit images


PRESCOTT, Ariz. A former rabbi was sentenced to more than a dozen years in prison for viewing sexually explicit images of young children on his computer.

Fifty-six-year-old former Rabbi David Lipman received a 13-and-a-half-year sentence for one charge of sexual exploitation of a minor and lifetime probation for three counts of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor. He also has to register as a sex offender.

The charges stem from images that the police downloaded from Lipman's computer while he worked at a temple in Prescott.

He also faces 16 counts of child molestation and sexual abuse charges in an investigation that involves two teenage girls.

Posted by kshaw at March 26, 2006 11:17 AM