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Bronx Jewish academy teacher charged with child porn, extortion for eliciting dirty pictures of 14-year-old boy

Added 09-16-19 10:13:02pm EST - “SARS Academy teacher in the Bronx busted on child porn, extortion charges” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Bronx Jewish academy teacher charged with child porn, extortion for eliciting dirty pictures of 14-year-old boy”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A middle school associate principal at a Bronx Jewish academy was busted on child pornography and extortion charges for allegedly soliciting a 14-year-old boy to give him sexually explicit pictures of himself.

Rabbi Jonathan Skolnick, 37, of the Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy in Riverdale, also threatened to expose the teen unless he continued to send nude shots, federal authorities charged.

Skolnick was arrested at his Bronx home Friday night, and is being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.

The scheme began when the 14-year-old boy began communicating with who he thought were several teenage girls his own age, a criminal complaint says.

But the girls were made up by by Skolnick, who allegedly texted the boy with spoofed telephone numbers.

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