Thursday, March 16, 2006

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA vs. SHMUEL ZEV JURAVEL


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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
SOUTHERN DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

Plaintiff,

vs.
CR-06-MJ-0026-S
SHMUEL ZEV JURAVEL,
a/k/a Samuel Juravel, Defendant.

ORDER OF DETENTION
On Friday, February 24, 2006, Magistrate Judge T. Michael Putnam held a Detention Hearing in this matter in which testimony was received and at the conclusion of the hearing found that there was a condition or a combination of conditions that would enable Defendant to be released on bond. Judge Putnam set Bond at $100,000, secured by good and sufficient sureties, with numerous special conditions of release imposed. Judge Putnam stayed Defendant’s release on Government’s motion until 12:00 Noon, Monday, February 27, 2006. Defendant was remanded to the custody of the U. S. Marshal.

FILED
2006 Mar-01 AM 10:53
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA


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On Monday, February 27, 2006, Assistant U. S. Attorney John England moved for reconsideration of the detention hearing findings held before Judge Putnam. (Doc. 4.) This Court granted the motion for reconsideration and continued the stay until 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, March 1, 2006, and a subsequent detention hearing was set before the undersigned on Tuesday, February 28, 2006, at 2:45 p.m.

In accordance with the Bail Reform Act, this Court held a detention hearing on Tuesday, February 28, 2006. Evidence in the form of testimony and exhibits was received. Considering all such evidence, this Court concludes the following:

Findings of Fact
The defendant has demonstrated through his use of the internet and e-mail that he actively solicits contact with children of a young age. The defendant, in addition to the conduct involved in this case, has apparently solicited contact with unsuspecting male children ranging in age from 8 to 13 offering an opportunity to appear in a catalogue for children’s clothes. In addition, based on his extensive collection of child pornography, the defendant has been involved with the active solicitation and/or collection


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of child pornography for some time - all without his family suspecting any of it. These activities are in addition to him seeking out, negotiating for, and paying the purchase price for sexual contact with children that Defendant thought were 11 and 12 years of age.

Defendant has remarkable intellectual ability as demonstrated by his success in dramatically increasing the insurance business of his family’s firm. The defendant also has demonstrated his ability to hide his activities from his family. It is obvious that he is a member of a very close and loving family, but it is clear from the evidence that Defendant has the ability to continue to hide his conduct from those who care for him the most.

The defendant’s planning and forethought involved in the conduct associated with flying to Atlanta, renting a vehicle to drive to Birmingham, renting a room at a separate hotel, bringing with him condoms, pornography (child and otherwise), and a digital camera clearly evidences that Defendant has the ability to, and in all likelihood will, circumvent most any restriction this Court may impose upon him.

Finally, the defendant, if convicted, is facing a potential long-term prison sentence. Defendant’s cavalier attitude in seeking out and carrying


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on his activities in the apparent view of his family demonstrates that he will in all likelihood not be concerned about the amount of money his flight from prosecution would cost him or his family. Therefore, no amount of security would reasonably assure his appearance.

The Court finds that there is no condition or combination of conditions that will reasonably assure the appearance of the defendant as required by the Court or that will assure the safety of any other person and the community.

Conclusion
The Court finds, therefore, that the Government’s motion to detain the defendant is due to be and hereby is GRANTED. It is ORDERED the defendant be committed to the custody of the Attorney General and confined to a corrections facility separate, to the extent practicable, from persons awaiting or serving sentences; that he be afforded reasonable opportunity for private consultation of counsel, and that, upon order of this Court or upon a request by an attorney for the Government, the person in charge of the corrections facility in which the defendant is confined shall


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deliver the defendant to the United States Marshal for the purpose of appearances in this case.
Done this 1st day of March 2006.
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L. SCOTT COOGLER
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
124153

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is so sad it makes me want to cry. I grew up with Juravel. I know his family. This should be a message to everyone in Balto. If your child is having issues, deal with them responsibly. Whatever you do DON'T send your troubled children to Rabbi Eisgrau. At best he hasn't a clue how to help them. At worst he molested Juravel as well as many others....

March 17, 2006 5:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are from Baltimore and are reading this, I'm sure you may be in a state of shock. I know you have heard the rumors about Rabbi Eisgrau for many years. I know that the vast majority of you did not want to believe them. I know you will still do your best to deny the reality that is facing you. Please DON'T do that. Instead make sure every parent who sends their children to TI (Torah Institute of Baltimore) is aware of the allegations made against Eliezer Eisgrau and also the case against Shmuel.

Please help prevent another child from becoming the next generation of child molesters.

March 17, 2006 7:03 AM  
Anonymous Volunteer for The Awareness Center said...

If you are now an adult but were sexually abused by Shmuel Juravel, Rabbi Eliezer Eisgrau, Benyamin Yaakov Fleischman, Rabbi Yaakov Menken or anyone else in Baltimore and want to do something about it, call The Awareness Center at 443-857-5560. The Awareness Center will also help you in making a police report if your case is current. They can also offer you all sorts of other resources if you need them.

If you suspect your child is/was abused please contact your local police department (Baltimore PD, Pikesville PD, etc.

You can also contact The Baltimore Child Abuse Center. Dr. Mesa Baker is the medical director there. She is frum and lives in the community. She can also guide you. The phone number for the Baltimore Child Abuse Center is: 410-396-5165

March 17, 2006 7:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a list of the alleged and convicted sex offenders who have ties to Ner Israel of Baltimore:

1. The Case of the Students of Ner Israel Yeshiva in the 1950's

2. Case of Rabbi Ephraim Bryks

3. Case of Rabbi Eliezer Eisgrau

4. Case of Rabbi Benyamin Fleischman

5. 4. Case of Shmuel Jurvael (not verified yet)

6. Case of Rabbi Israel Kestenbaum

7. Case of Rabbi Yaakov "Ken" Menken

8. Case of Rabbi Aron Boruch Tendler

9. Case of Rabbi Mordecai Tendler

10. Case of Rabbi Matis Weinberg

March 17, 2006 7:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does anyone have any idea when the actual case will go to trial?

March 17, 2006 9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a lawyer says:

If there is a trail of repeated molestation charges, real time, actual abuse, in addition to his having been set up in a sting operation, what can anyone say in his defense? He's being charged as a repeat offender. He may be a borderline personality, too, mentally ill.

April 05, 2006 9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does it matter any more? The evidence against him appears to be overwhelming, with a long trail. He's looking at a life long, un-air conditioned sentence.

The ways of the Almighty are just.

April 06, 2006 10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard of another child molester currently living in Baltimore who was a rebbe in TA and assistant principal in TI. He was also in Savannah Ga working at the dayschool there for about 5 years. His name is Zayon.

June 04, 2006 3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i heard of im ttoo,

but zelgman..

June 12, 2006 8:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, but as a student of "Zayon", I must request that this post be removed. "Zayon" who is critically ill, is in no way, shape or form related to this type of behavior.

Shame on the poster!! Verify your facts before you post!

July 15, 2006 11:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Baltimoreans.

For obvious reasons, ill leave out details.

I am an alumni of "Torah" Institute. I personally know 4 children who were sexually molested by Eisgrau. The boys were about 10. The parents fought with Rosen, Meister, and the other blasted crew about him. And yes- sorry- Rabbi Heinemann Shlit"a. But "oy chas vesholom how can we say such things on a talmid chochom like rabbi eisgrau." And about Zayon, ah dont get me started.

Anyway. I hear Rosen is going senile. Zayon is sick. Meister hasnt got it sweet either. Well thank g-d. I hope they all get what they deserve. They are an embarrasment to the Jewish faith. How many more Baltimore teens will go off before they wake up.

G-d bless America!

December 11, 2006 2:27 PM  
Anonymous Can someone verify this? said...

http://jewishsurvivors.blogspot.com/2006/12/can-someone-verify-this-posting.html

December 11, 2006 11:50 PM  

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