There’s news tonight coming out of the Brooklyn, New York area, where a teacher from Leon M. Goldstein High School for Sciences in Manhattan Beach is facing charges for sexually enticing over 100 students to make child pornography.
34-year-old Jonathan Deutsch was employed for Leon M. Goldstein High School for Sciences in the campus of Kingsborough Community College near Manhattan Beach, New York, until this past January.
He was reassigned this past winter with the little reasoning given to students, parents, or colleagues, and an abrupt departure soon followed.
Now, federal prosecutors say he was interested in far more than educating the children that parents trusted him to teach.
“It is clear from the content of these conversations that the defendant targeted vulnerable, often prepubescent children and then used his status as a teacher, among other things, to develop a relationship with those children and thereby groom them for exploitation,” said Richard P. Donoghue, US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
Deutsch engaged in a secret desire to have sexual relations with the children he was teaching, according to Prosecutors.
He also had an uncanny ability to manipulate their minds, either through making them promises of wealth or via gifts or activities he would pay for.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York says that Deutsch would use Facebook to stalk his students as if they were prey.
Secretly messaging the children, Deutsch would use the names “Sam Morgan,” and even “Jay Stern,” contacting children over Facebook Messenger.
Court papers offer disturbing details of the alleged interactions. In one instance, Deutsch instructed a 16-year-old girl to drink her own urine, the papers say.
This past fall it was discovered that Deutsch was sexually enticing up to 100 children as young as ten-years-old on Facebook, and that sparked the investigation.
After an undercover operation to infiltrate the messages sent to and from Deutsch, the US Department of Justice said they were able to find far more disgusting details of previous sexual encounters with children.
Deutsch reportedly would ask the children to “jack off for the camera,” linguistically attempting to exploit them into an agreement to masturbating on film, among other various sex acts.
“Our children deserve to grow up in a world where they don’t have to face overcoming the horrors and scars of sexual abuse,” said FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge William Sweeney in a statement.
He successfully isolated children who already had psychological and emotional issues, and were more vulnerable than the average child,” Assistant US Attorney Megan Farrell said in a Brooklyn federal courtroom.
“These are photos of little kids smiling with headphones in their ears, children with braces, children with acne, children who don’t even have pubic hair,” Farrell told Brooklyn federal court magistrate judge as she implored him to lock up Deustch pending trial.
In some instances, at least 35 of the over 100 children actually met with Deutsch and engaged in some form of sexual relations with him.
Amidst his efforts, Deutsch attempted to have relations with over a hundred children and was either denied, or he was in the process of enticing them with lavish gifts.
Prosecutors say that one instance, Deutsch was posing as a 14-year-old child.
He was able to gain the trust of other students, and then confessed to having previously held relations with an 8-year-old child, who prosecutors only identified as “Jane Doe 3.”
Deutsch is a now-exposed pervert living within the Jewish community on W. Fifth Street, between Mitchell Wesson Place and Neptune Avenue, according to city records.
Those apartments are near the Trump Village Estates, which belong to President Donald J. Trump.
Deutsch was an educator in government and economics, and Journalism city’s Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences in Manhattan Beach, according to the school’s website.
Prior to that, Deutsch taught at Edward R. Murrow High School in Midwood near Brooklyn; Tech High School in Fort Greene; and the Gramercy Arts High School in Manhattan, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Because of his history working in schools, the Department of Justice has asked for those who were in his older classrooms to come forward with any information.
US Attorney Richard P. Donoghue added that Deutsch would use dozens of fake profiles to select then prey upon the tiny children.
At least four of those children have since been identified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
On several occasions, Deutsch instructed the Minors to photograph and film themselves performing sexually explicit acts, according to court documents.
Deutsch would attempt to manipulate their minds, telling some that he was a teacher and others that he was “into drugs and children,” claiming he was a teenage boy.
He also sent several children pictures of his genitals, boasting of his perverse sex with children.
Another time, Deutsch proclaimed he had “dated” an 8-year-old girl, according to the US Attorney’s Office.
On one occasion, in May 2017, Deutsch allegedly pretended to be a 14-year-old boy, asked a 10-year-old girl if she “wanted to be ‘bf gf’” and told her he “had previously dated an 8-year-old girl,” the detention memo said.
The girl then sent explicit photos of herself to Deutsch on repeated occasions which depicted her naked, according to the DOJ memo.
Deutsch now faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison per charge, if he is convicted on any of the five counts.
The scourge of child pornographic distribution continues to be eliminated under the Trump Administration, which has result in over 11,000 arrests related to human and child-sex trafficking, child molestation, or child pornography since President Trump’s inauguration in January of 2017, setting records in the widespread victories against the rampant pedophilia in America.
If you know of any child who may have been a victim of sexual exploitation, please call the National Center for Missing or Exploited Children (NCMEC) at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or visit the NCMEC’s website directly to find assistance dependent upon the specific case you’re interested in finding information for.
“These are extremely disturbing allegations, and Mr. Deutsch will remain reassigned away from students,” Doug Cohen, a School spokesman, understated in a response email.
A spokesman for the city’s Department of Education is also calling the allegations “extremely disturbing,” adding that Deutsch would “remain reassigned away from students.”
“We will seek his removal from payroll and termination as soon as legally possible,” he added.
30 years is not enough for this monster, and I’m sure you’d all agree.
It is also time that we as a society hold our elected officials accountable in demanding stricter punishments be enforced with tough new legislation against anyone who would victimize a child, of either life imprisonment, of capital punishment. Oftentimes, they are released and re-offend. There is no rehabilitation for child sex offenders.
Federal Bureau of Investigation Assistant Director-in-Charge William F. Sweeney, Jr. said, “Parents must be vigilant about monitoring whom their children interact with online.”
“Parents, working with law enforcement, are the first line of defense against sexual predators who can now reach into your child’s bedroom from anywhere in the world,” Sweeney said.
He encouraged anyone who believes they know a child who could be a victim of sexual exploitation, or who has additional information about this case to call the office of the New York Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force at 212- 384-1000.
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