Monday, July 20, 2009

Lakewood Camp Counselor Yosef Kolko Arrested On Child Sex Abuse Charges

Lakewood Camp Counselor Yosef Kolko Arrested On Child Sex Abuse Charges

Nephew of notorious Rabbi Yehuda Kolko allegedly sexually assaulted a little boy.

MICHELLE SAHN

July 20, 2009

LAKEWOOD — A camp counselor who worked at a program run at a Lakewood private school has been arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted a young boy.Yosef A. Kolko, 33, of Gefen Drive, Lakewood, who worked as a camp counselor at Yachad, a summer camp based out of Bais Hatorah School on Swathmore Drive, was arrested Sunday, authorities said.He was charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.Authorities said the criminal activity occurred within the past year, and the victim was a boy under the age of 13.Bail for Kolko was set at $125,000 and if he is released on bail, he is not allowed to have contact with the victim or anyone else under the age of 18, according to the complaint.Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Ocean County Prosecutor's Office Senior Investigation Colleen Lynch in the special victims unit at 732-929-2027, Ext. 2905 or Lakewood Detective Thomas D'Elia at 732-363-0200.

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