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Sentence upheld for rabbi convicted of voyeurism

Sentence upheld for rabbi convicted of voyeurism

A D.C. Superior Court judge on Friday upheld the 61/2-year jail sentence of an Orthodox rabbi and former Towson University professor who pleaded guilty to 52 misdemeanor counts of voyeurism. In February, Bernard "Barry" Freundel admitted in court that he secretly videotaped dozens of women as they prepared for a Jewish ritual bath at the National Capital Mikvah in Washington. Each of the 52 counts carried a penalty of up to one year in jail. Judge Geoffrey Alprin sentenced Freundel in May to 45 days for each count, totaling 78 months. Defense attorney Jeffrey Harris argued that the law was unclear on whether the 63-year-old rabbi should have been sentenced for each individual...

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