- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - An eight-year prison sentence has been handed a Chicago rabbi convicted of sexually assaulting a teenager in 2006.

The victim on Wednesday told Cook County Circuit Judge Evelyn Clay the assault by Aryeh Dudovitz left him so emotionally debilitated that his relationship with his family suffered and he cannot hold a full-time job.

Prosecutors say Dudovitz attacked the victim, then 15, at the boy’s home after they celebrated the Jewish holiday Sukkot. The attack occurred after Dudovitz plied him with vodka and the teen’s father and siblings went to sleep.

Defense attorney Richard Kling said his client, a married 48-year-old father of nine, has struggled with “fighting homosexual urges.”

But Assistant State’s Attorney Tracy Senica called Dudovitz “a sexual predator of the worst kind” because the victim and his family saw him as a “moral compass.”

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