Rabbi Meilech Spitzer, the principal of a major religious school in Spring Valley, has been charged with assault, accused of slapping a 10-year-old student in the face several times.
Spitzer is charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and accused of intending to physically harm the child. Spitzer slapped the victim “numerous times on the left side of his face and left ear,” according to the complaint.
A message left for Spitzer at his Brooklyn home has not been returned on Monday. Spring Valley police declined to return telephone calls for comment.
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