Tuesday, May 22, 2007

BREAKING NEWS: Rabbi Alan Horowitz (NAMBLA Rabbi) Has Been Captured

(AKA: Shneor Alter, Mike Sonkin, Shneur Horowitz, Alan J. Horowitz)

For many years Rabbi Alan Horowitz has been associated with a pedophile group called NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association). He is originally from Hagerstown, Maryland.

Former Rabbi Arrested
Fox News
May 22, 2007

A fugitive from Schenectady County has been captured overseas in Asia.

60 year old Alan Horowitz, a level three sex offender and parole jumper, was arrested earlier today in India after an 11 month manhunt.

Horowitz is a former Rabbi and Psychiatrist convicted of sexually abusing a number of children under the age of 17.

He was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison before he fled the country.

Horowitz will now be extradited back to America

Global manhunt ends child molester's flight
Alan Horowitz, 60, arrested in India after jumping parole last June

By Jordan Carleo-Evangelist
Times Union
Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Alan Horowitz, the notorious child molester who boldly dispatched a good-bye letter of sorts to his parole officer last year after bolting abroad, has been arrested in India, authorities said.

The arrest -- made Tuesday in India at 3:48 p.m., which was early Tuesday here -- ends a remarkable 11-month global manhunt for a man authorities describe as a remorseless predator with a brilliant mind.

A tip e-mailed to the "America's Most Wanted" television program steered authorities toward
Horowitz -- one of New York's 100 most-wanted fugitives -- in Mahabalipuram, a city of about 12,000 on India's southeastern coast, parole officials said.

The U.S. Marshals Service, which joined the hunt for the Harvard-educated Level 3 sex offender in November, confirmed that
Horowitz, 60, a trained rabbi, had been taken into custody.

Citing the sensitivity of the process of having
Horowitz returned to the United States, the federal agency declined further comment.

Horowitz is being held on a U.S. warrant and is not accused of additional crimes in India, said Mark Johnson, a spokesman for the state Division of Parole.

Johnson said local authorities are examining
Horowitz' travel documents, which included U.S. and Israeli passports. It could be days or weeks, he said, before Horowitz is returned to the United States, where he would face at least a parole violation, if not more charges.

The former psychiatrist who specialized in adolescents has dual citizenship in the United States and Israel. But he had no permission to leave the country, parole officials have said.

Retired Schenectady Police Investigator Peter McGrath, who tracked Horowitz across the country while trying to build a case against him more than a decade ago, said Tuesday he never doubted authorities would eventually find the man, who he counts among the most cunning predators he ever encountered.

"I knew they would (get him). I know the guys working on the case, and I knew they would," a pleased McGrath said after he was told of
Horowitz' apprehension. "That's great."

In 1991,
Horowitz was charged in Schenectady with more than 35 counts of sexual abuse and sodomy against three boys and a girl, all younger than 17. He later pleaded guilty and served more than 13 years in prison before he was paroled in 2004 as a highest-level sex offender.

Horowitz' documented criminal past dates to at least 1982 in Maryland, where he received five years' probation for "perverted sex practices," according to parole officials. But McGrath has said he believes there were more victims elsewhere who never came forward.

Once he was paroled in New York,
Horowitz abided by the strict conditions of his release for about two years before apparently hopping a plane from New Jersey to Tokyo last June 8, just 24 hours after meeting with his parole officer, authorities have said.

Later that month,
Horowitz' parole officer received a letter from him postmarked in Israel saying he'd never return to the United States -- a clear-cut violation of his parole, which lasts until 2011.

bout the same time
Horowitz jumped parole, he informed another branch of state law enforcement -- the Division of Criminal Justice Services, which runs the sex offender registry -- that he was supposedly living in a Tel Aviv apartment complex. Whether he ever did, and where else he may have visited while on the run, was not clear Tuesday.

Jon Leiberman, a correspondent for "America's Most Wanted," which aired a segment on
Horowitz in February, said the tip that turned the case came early this month.

"Obviously he thought he could go to India and blend in," Leiberman said.


Blogger Thinking Hard said...

Thank God! You made me happy before yomtov.

May 22, 2007 6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mazel Tov to all of the survivors and their family members! I'm sure this is a huge relief to all of you.

May 22, 2007 7:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Place Safe When You're Hunted By AMW
America's Most Wanted - May 22, 2007

Also see: http://www.theawarenesscenter.org/Horowitz_Alan.html

AMW Capture #940
New proof that fugitives can run, but they can't hide from America's Most Wanted. A tipster half a world away in India has led police to wanted sex offender Alan Horowitz. The tipster saw Horowitz' photo on amw.com, called the AMW crime center, and led cops right to him. But what led up to that point is nothing short of amazing.

It all started a couple of months ago, when a man from the town of Fort Kochi in India suspected something suspicious. A family friend was renting a place to a man who called himself "Elisha". Elisha said he was named after a Hebrew prophet, which was fitting because he had been a rabbi. Elisha said he was a British citizen who was in India for awhile as a tourist.

But the AMW tipster suspected something wasn't right with Elisha. Soon, the tipster saw the Elisha hanging out in front of the grade school in town. The tipster says Elisha would give candy to the kids, and take them for ice cream. He would tell the children he wanted to adopt them. It got so creepy, the tipster tells us, the headmaster of the school asked Elisha not to come around anymore.

By this point, Elisha had already piqued the interest of our tipster. He struck up many conversations with Elisha and found out personal details about the man. He found out the man had seven children, but wanted to adopt "one of his own". He found out the man was a Rabbi who had spent time in the United States. What's more: he saw that there was a different name on Elisha's passport. Suspicious, the man turned to Google to try and find out "Elisha's" true identity.

Four Days = Match To Predator
The man went on Google and tried every combination of words he could imagine. He tried "rabbi and sex offender"; he tried "rabbi and fugitive"; and he tried "British and 7 children and Elisha". The man was convinced Elisha had something to hide. After four days of "googling" off an on, the tipster struck gold. He found amw.com and a photo of Alan Horowitz.

The tipster tells AMW correspondent Jon Leiberman, "I knew immedietely it was him. He didn't have a beard but all of the details on the website matched exactly what Elisha told me. It was amazing. I knew I had to alert someone. This man who I had been speaking to regularly was a wanted man in the U.S."

At that point, the man, who doesn't want to be identified, reached out to the U.S. Consulate and to America's Most Wanted. Law enforcement took his information seriously. And, thanks to the good work of the U.S Marshals, the New York Division of Parole, the U.S. Attornies Office in New York, and the U.S. Consulate, Horowitz was taken down around 4:00 pm local time on May 22, 2007. The tipster led authorities to where Horowitz was staying in the small town of Mahabalipuram.

It's just more proof that there are courageous tipsters around the world, willing to track down "America's Most Wanted" fugitives.

Stay tuned to amw.com to find out when Horowitz will be extradited to the United States.

May 23, 2007 3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only half the story is being told, if that. As a child psychiatrist at Duke University, Horowitz molested dozens of children thru an organization similar to Big Bros, Big sisters. His superiors at Duke were apprised of this but decided to accept his "resignation." Then he went to Augusta, GA and molested more kids.

One of his own children died under mysterious circumstances.

May 25, 2007 7:53 PM  

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