The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court sentenced a 40-year-old man to seven months in prison on Wednesday, following his conviction on four counts of indecently assaulting a minor under 14.

According to the indictment, Rabbi David Natan Bruckner, a Haredi children's entertainer, met the complainant in a Jerusalem synagogue in 2009 and kissed him. On another occasions, Bruckner took the boy into a nearby building and indecently assaulted him. After the abuse, Brucker gave the boy NIS 20 and told him not to tell anyone.

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On another occasion in 2010, Bruckner indecently assaulted the complainant in his home, and told the boy: "you drive me crazy".


Bruckner denies the charges, and says that he has been harassed by the Haredi community because he is an entertainer. He plans to appeal the conviction.