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October 16, 2013
Teacher at Y.U. Is Dismissed
NEW YORK — Yeshiva University terminated Akiva Roth, a recently hired teacher, after his past sexual misconduct came to light.
Roth, 42, who started as a Hebrew teacher this term at Yeshiva College, had pleaded guilty to four counts of abuse against boys he tutored for their B’nai Mitzvah in 1997. He was sentenced to 10 years of probation.
“Mr. Roth is no longer employed by the University,” said a statement released Oct. 11. To the university’s knowledge, “he has not engaged in any inappropriate conduct during his time at Y.U.”
The university admitted that it had “erred” by allowing Roth to begin teaching before his background check was completed.