A number of media outlets are reporting that a Midwood resident was arrested Wednesday on child molestation charges, after he allegedly raped the young daughter of a family friend.
Jacob (Jack) Sabbagh, 33, faces one count each of: course of sexual conduct against a child in the second degree, sexual abuse in the second degree, and endangering the welfare of a child.
The alleged abuse began in June 2005 and stopped in March 2008 when the victim was 10 to 13 years old, according to an indictment.
She reported the incidents at 16 but – for reason not explained in the news reports – it took years before the case was brought to the Brooklyn District Attorney.
Sabbagh was arraigned Wednesday afternoon and released on his own recognizance. It is not clear from the media reports why a suspect facing severe sexual assault charges would be released without bail.
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