2011-07-01 / Front Page

Perv Pleads Guilty

By Howard Schwach

The former custodian at a Far Rockaway synagogue, who was arrested in September of 2008 for molesting the son of a congregant in the house of worship’s basement over a two-year period, pled guilty to the crime in Queens Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Court officials identify the man as Jacek Marczsewski, 46, who worked at the Congregation Kehelas Jacob at 821 Roosevelt Court in Far Rockaway. That address was also listed as Marczsewski’s home address at the time of the crime. According to court papers, Marcszewski reached down into the pants of the unidentified youth, who is now twelve years old, and fondled him on several occasions between September of 2006 and July of 2008.

Sources say that the boy finally got up the nerve to tell his parents about the abuse and they reported it to the police.

The 2008 arrest was made by Detective Cecilia Papaleo of the Queens Special Victims Squad.

Marczsewski was arraigned on September 10, 2008 charged with first degree sexual abuse, a course of sexual conduct against a child and endangering the welfare of a child.

Bail was set at $25,000 and he has been free on bail since that time.

Marczsewski could serve up to seven years in prison after his sentencing on August 1.

As part of the plea deal, Marczsewski must register as a sex offender, court sources say.

Calls to Congregation Kehelas Jacob for comment went unreturned.

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