The former cantor of a New York City synagogue was sentenced to 12 years’ probation for sexually abusing his nephew
The judge on Tuesday also ordered Howard Nevison, 65, former cantor at Temple Emanu-El, to refrain from all contact with children under age 12.
The attacks took place from 1993 to 1997, while the boy in question was 3 to 7 years old.
Two other family members were previously convicted of molesting the boy.
At the sentencing, the nephew, now 17, called Nevison a “coward” who had robbed him of his trust and happiness. “As a cantor in the Jewish religion, you should know that what you did will not sit well with God,” he said.
No Jail For Nevison
N.Y. cantor avoids prison term for sexual assaults on nephew