Former principal of Elite High School, a Jewish school serving Russian Jewish immigrants, Emanuel Yegutkin, 33, was convicted of child sexual abuse on Monday.
Yegutkin abused three boys from 1996 to 2005, two of which were brothers.
The boys did not attend Elite High School at 2115 Benson Avenue. Instead, Yegutkin became a friend of the victims’ father while himself attending school and visited the family’s home often.
He sexually abused two of the boys starting when one was seven and the other twelve. He forced them to have oral sex and perform other sexual acts. In 2008, he exposed a third boy to pornography.
He was arrested in January 2009.
Yegutkin was an Oorah BoysZone camp counselor at a camp upstate and a member of Flatbush Hatzolah. He was also allegedly a patient of Ohel’s treatment program for pedophiles, according to the Failed Messiah blog.
According to a release:
Yegutkin was convicted before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Dineen Riviezzo on 75 counts of charges including three counts of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the First Degree, two counts of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the Second Degree, and multiple counts of Criminal Sexual Act in the Second Degree, Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree, Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The top charge, Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the First Degree carries a maximum sentence of 25 years. Yegutkin will be back in court on December 17 to announce a sentencing date.
At trial, all three three victims testified against Yegutkin.
In the release, District Attorney Charles Hynes stated, “This violent sexual predator faces the remainder of his life behind bars. This should serve as a clear message that those who would sexually abuse children in this county will be punished severely.”