Former Maimonides Teacher Pleads Not Guilty to Latest Sexual Assault Charges
Prosecutors say Stanley Levitt assaulted three boys while teaching at the school in the 1970s.
A former Maimonides teacher is again out on bail after prosecutors added a fifth count of indecent assault and battery on a child to the 64-year-old rabbi's growing rap sheet.
Stanley Z. Levitt plead not guilty today to the latest charge, which prosecutors say stems from the allegations of a victim who came forward after hearing media reports of Levitt's indictment on sexual assault charges last year.
Levitt, a former Brighton resident who taught at Maimonides from 1974 to 1977, had already faced four charges of indecent assault and battery on a child stemming from alleged attacks on two separate victims during his years at Maimonides.
In one case, prosecutes say Levitt assaulted an 11-year-old boy while he was being treated at Children's Hospital in Boston. The three other incidents allegedly occurred while a male student, also 11, was staying at Levitt's Chiswick Road home in Brighton for three nights in 1975.
The latest victim told prosecutors he was also invited to stay at Levitt's home for a sleepover and study session in 1975 or 1976. Prosecutors allege Levitt assaulted the victim when he was leaving the shower during his stay.
Prosecutors said there is no evidence that any of the alleged abuse occurred on Maimonides school property.
Levitt was schedule to go to trial for the initial charges on July 12, but Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said he would likely reschedule the trial so prosecutor could join the latest indictment with the earlier case.