Tuesday, March 23, 2010
A rabbi has been arrested for raping a 7-year-old girl
Rabbi Bryan Bramley has been arrested in the 2000 rape of a 7-year-old girl in New York City. The U.S. Marshals Service says that its Child Predator Apprehension Team and detectives with the New York Police Department picked up the 45-year-old outside of the Temple Beth Shalom Synagogue in Chandler, where he is the lead rabbi. At the time of the rape, Bramley was living in his family's New York City home while he was studying to be a rabbi. According to the U.S. Marshals Service, the 7-year-old victim was sleeping over at the Bramley house when the rape occurred. Bramley hasn't been on the run for a decade - the alleged victim only came forward and filed charges in August 2009, when she was 17. Rabbi Bramley is in Maricopa County jail awaiting extradition to New York to face a first-degree rape charge.