Friday, January 06, 2006

Case of Cantor Michael Segelstein (Las Vegas, NV) - Goes to Court -

Please say a prayer Monday, January 9, 2006 at 9:00 AM (PTS) for the survivor of Cantor Michael Segelstein. She will be in court.

Back in 2002 Cantor Michael Segelstein was accused on one count each of attempted sexual assault, battery with intent to commit sexual assault and open and gross lewdness.

The incident is alleged to have taken place that month in the parking lot of the Temple Beth Sholom.

Segelstein may have been a cantor at the Chabad, Shoemaker said. A cantor serves as the musical voice of a Jewish congregation. "According to Rabbi Menachem Harlig, no. According to the victim, yes"

court documents state that the alleged victim told police that Segelstein accosted her as she was leaving the temple on April 4, 2001. She said he pushed her up against the car and she fell while trying to escape. Segelstein is alleged to have kissed and groped her against her wishes, telling her in crude language he wanted to have sex with her.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Cantor" Michael Segelstein is a gross and disgusting man. I will tell you that Micheal Segelstein is NOT a Cantor. He has never been ordaned to that post. He chants the weekly Torah portion at Chabad of Southern Nevada. Not many people in the Jewish community in Las Vegas are aware of his illict acts. For some reason Rabbi Shea Harlig feels it is necessary to protect him from what is going on. I belive he has a new court apperance for his civil case in October or November of 2006. As far as I am concerned he should have spent at least one year in prison. I feel sorry for his 3 children and one niece who live with him. Are they in danger of a sexual assult by him??? One can only start to wonder why it is that his wife has not divorced him. Perhaps she is used to this type of behavior. Her father is a retired "Rabbi". Whom from what I understand has also had many illict affairs with women from his congregations. In fact I understand that it got so bad that they were partically run out of Southern Florida, before he took the post of Rabbi, at Temple Beth Sholom in Las Vegas. Where he continued seeing women and probably still is to this day. What does that say about his wife who knows of his affairs. It is sad to see such disfunction in such a dare I call it a "Religious" family.

August 02, 2006 7:39 PM  

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