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Bail reduced for Ohio rabbi accused of sexual abuse in Balto. Co.
Bail reduced for Ohio rabbi accused of sexual abuse in Balto. Co.

A District Court judge on Thursday reduced the bail for an Ohio rabbi accused of sexually abusing a Baltimore County girl after the rabbi's lawyer argued that he is not a flight risk. Judge Leo Ryan Jr. set bail for Frederick Martin Karp, 50, at $500,000 — down from $5 million — and ordered him to relinquish his passport. Karp, the spiritual-living director at a Cleveland-area senior center, was arrested Jan. 15 at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York; he was on his way to Israel — a trip his lawyer said had been planned for months. Karp was extradited to Maryland on Wednesday. Karp is accused of sexually abusing the girl, now 12, since she was 7 years old. Police say...

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