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Rabbi Working With Youth Charged With Child Sexual Abuse
Beverly Hills, California (CNN) A rabbi who worked at a youth center in Beverly Hills is facing charges of child sexual abuse.
Mendel Tevel was arrested at the JEM Community Center in Beverly Hills, where he was working.
Police made the arrest on a warrant from New York...
A child abuse watchdog organization says the charges stem from Tevel's time as a youth worker in Brooklyn.
The group says four men accuse Tevel of abusing them as boys.
A spokeswoman for the watchdog said they were surprised to find him working with youth again.
"He was living here... nobody really knew that he was going to be working at a school, and, not long ago, it was brought to everyone's attention that he was working right here at JEM Community Center -- which is a little bit concerning considering the allegations against him," said Ilanit Gluckosky, Jewish Community Watch.
Tevel's father-in-law -- who owns the JEM Community Center -- denies the allegations.
An attorney for the center stressed the allegations all come from New York, and that there are no complaints against the JEM Center.
Tevel remains in jail in Beverly Hills and is expected to be extradited to New York.