For Ultra-Orthodox in Abuse Cases, Prosecutor Has Different Rules

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The ultra-Orthodox Jewish community has been a strong supporter of Charles J. Hynes, the Brooklyn district attorney, pictured in 1994 in Borough Park.

For Ultra-Orthodox in Abuse Cases, Prosecutor Has Different Rules

By RAY RIVERA and SHARON OTTERMAN

Charles J. Hynes, the Brooklyn district attorney, did not object to rabbis’ insistence on screening molestation allegations before reporting them, and he appears to have inflated claims about a crackdown on sex abuse in ultra-Orthodox communities.

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