Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Public alerts re: 2 child molesters in Monsey, Shimon Rosen, 36, and Robert Sternberg, 57


At 3:51 PM, Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

Sex offender warnings sent

Level 3 offenders

Shimon Rosen
Age: 36
Address: 4 Leon Drive, Monsey
Details: Arrested July 27, 1991, by Ramapo police. Convicted Sept. 3, 1991, of second-degree sodomy of a 12-year-old and a 7-year-old boy, both strangers to him. Sentenced to five years' probation.

Description: 5-foot-6, 125 pounds, green eyes, brown hair.

Robert Sternberg
Age: 57
Address: 11 Maple Leaf Road, Monsey

Details: Arrested March 6, 2002, by Stony Point police. Convicted in November 2002 of third-degree sodomy, promoting obscene sexual performance by a child younger than 16 and attempted dissemination of indecent material to minors via computer for sexual contact. Sentenced to one to three years in prison. Served 15 months; released February 2004.

Description: 5-foot-9, 180 pounds, blue eyes, gray hair.

(Original publication: May 4, 2005)

East Ramapo residents have been alerted that two men convicted of sexual assaults against children are living in the Monsey community.

Letters from East Ramapo schools received this week identified Shimon Rosen, 36, and Robert Sternberg, 57, as Level 3 sex offenders, meaning they are at the highest risk of repeating their crimes. Both men have completed their sentences and are on either probation or parole.

Rosen and Sternberg have lived in Ramapo for several years, said Ramapo police Detective Lt. Brad Weidel. As far as he knew, the schools had never been alerted to their presence.

The Police Department recently instituted a new policy on sex offenders: review all the records and twice a year — before school starts and before it ends for the year — alert the district to what convicted sex offenders live in the area.

Weidel said there was no specific reason why the department decided to change the policy. In the past, the Police Department would notify school districts when a sex offender moved into the area but not give the twice-yearly status reports.

Police will continue to notify schools when a sex offender moves into the area regardless of when, Weidel said.

"I went to review what was doing with our sex offenders when I saw these two were Level 3s," Weidel said. "I didn't know myself if the schools were notified, so we notified them."

Residents received the letters in the past few days. The letters were sent out Thursday.

"I think it's a great idea. I think everybody has a right to know, but especially parents of young children," said Dagmar Klein, who has a child in East Ramapo's Fleetwood Elementary School.

School officials said they released the information as soon as they received it from police. The letter accompanying the information stated that the district had the option of releasing or withholding the information from the community.

"Our board has decided that any information received from a Police Department regarding a sex offender living in the community should be shared with parents of our students," the letter said.

For more information, log on to the sex offender Web site,

At 4:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This post has nothing to do with JWB's alleged purpose:
"Accountability and transparency within our institutions and leadership."

Unless, of course, one of those men leads an institution (which I doubt, since one is known to be mentally incompotent).

JWB will find any excuse to post negative material about any Orthdox Jew, even when it does not meet his own stated objective.

At 4:29 PM, Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

Were are the institutions and leadership in my community? They should be publishing the names of such people and warning the community.

Baruch Hashem that we have the Awareness Center.

At 7:01 PM, Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

>Rosen and Sternberg have lived
>in Ramapo for several years,
>said Ramapo police Detective Lt.
>Brad Weidel. As far as he knew,
>the schools had never been
>alerted to their presence.


What the hell is going on in Monsey?

At 7:20 AM, Anonymous JJ said...

I'm with JWB on this one. While no one is accusing "institutions and leadership" of sodomy, these entities have an obligation to be vocal about their (and by extension, the community's) moral repugnance at these acts. It's important for potential child molesters to know that their deeds will be met with outrage and disgust, instead of a sort of cowed silence to prevent a Chilul Hashem from peeking out from under our communal rug.


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