September 22, 2006

Gay Cantor Howard Nevison at Temple Emanu-El Synagogue Pleaded Guilty to Child Molestation Gets Only Probation

COURTHOUSE -- The renowned New York City cantor at Temple Emanu-El synagogue, who once sang for the pope, received a probationary sentence for sexually assaulting his young Lower Merion nephew in the mid-1990s. Under an Alford plea, Nevison admitted that the prosecution could prove the case against him but that he disputed the factual allegations on which the charges were based. In return for that guilty plea, the prosecution dropped the two more serious felony charges of involuntarily deviate sexual intercourse. A crowd of some 40 family members and supporters who had traveled from New York and New Jersey surrounded Nevison as he left the courtroom, swearing at reporters who tried to ask him questions. "What the family views as a victory is that, no matter how Howard Nevison tries to disguise it, he pleaded guilty to being a child molester," said First Assistant District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman. Full story...

Posted by Editor at September 22, 2006 04:04 PM

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