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Rabbi Alan Horowitz - Watch The Video

Convicted Child Molester Back Behind Bars after Worldwide Manhunt

WTEN-TV (Albany)

July 13, 2007 12:13 PM

Tracked down all the way to India, fugitive Alan Horowitz is now back in Schenectady.

The former child psychologist was convicted of molesting some of his male patients in the early 1990's. He fled the country a year ago, skipping out on parole. But finally, after a worldwide manhunt, he is back in the Capital Region.

NEWS10's Demetra Ganias has more on Horowitz's return to the Schenectady County Jail.

Horowitz's return concludes a nearly year-long manhunt for the convicted child molester. In 1992, he was convicted of sodomizing a 9-year-old boy. But officials say his history of crimes against children goes back a decade before that.

"Horowitz's crimes are particularly heinous," says George B. Alexander, Chairman of the NYS Division of Parole.

Horowitz served 12 years in prison after abusing several of his patients. He then violated his probation after fleeing the area in June of last year. He was picked up in India this past May and extradited back to Schenectady County, where District Attorney Bob Carney says Horowitz is a hug threat to children.

"As long as force is not his mind, is perfectly normal," Carney says.

The D.A. says it is that mentality that makes Horowitz a particularly disturbing criminal.

"Horowitz should be the poster child for civil confinement," says Carney. "Even at 60-years-old, he is a danger to children of the world."

Horowitz now faces roughly six years in prison, if convicted of the felony count of fleeing from justice. Parole officials say Horowitz's capture should send a message to other criminals who are considering the same path.

"We will expend every resource to bring you to justice," Alexander says.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think everyone should boycott sending their children to yeshiva's until they can clean up their acts. I don't think our children are safe going to any type of boarding school, even if it's called a yeshiva.

July 16, 2007 8:37 PM  

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