Rabbi who taped women at bath to learn voyeurism sentence

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 15, 2015 at 6:40 a.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — A once-prominent Orthodox rabbi who pleaded guilty to secretly videotaping scores of women in a changing room of a Jewish ritual bath will learn his sentence.

More than a dozen women taped by Rabbi Bernard Freundel are expected to speak before the judge announces his sentence Friday.

Freundel acknowledged as part of a plea agreement in February that he secretly recorded more than 150 women over several years. A statute of limitations would have barred prosecutors from charging Freundel for every recording, and he pleaded guilty to 52 counts of voyeurism. Each count is punishable by up to a year in jail.

Prosecutors are arguing Freundel should spend more than 17 years in prison. His attorney is arguing for community service.

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