Dr. Aaron Weinreb, a gynecologist at NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn, was arrested on October 29 and charged in court the following day after he solicited sex from a minor through text message. According to the complaint, Weinreb previously began a relationship with the boy when he was 14 and then engaged in sexual activity with the victim when he was 15.
Bail was set at $1,500,000 and the hospital emailed all Weinreb’s patients that he is out on emergency leave without providing any further details.
“We are horrified by the alleged crimes committed by Dr. Aaron Weinreb against a child and we are gratified that the victim and his family had the courage to report the abuse to law enforcement,” said Meyer Seewald, founder and director of Jewish Community Watch. “We are further grateful to the quick and professional investigation launched by the FBI which resulted in the arrest of Weinreb. It is no longer a secret that sexual abuse exists in every religion, society, and community, and only when communities trust and work together with law enforcement can we expect justice in these terrible cases.”
“As a community, we should not be ashamed that “one of our own” is an abuser, rather the only source of shame should be if as a community, we cover up abuse rather than facing it head-on and working together until every person who wishes to harm a child is off our streets.”