Rabbi Yosef Kolko pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a minor boy. Kolko later tried
to withdraw his guilty plea claiming in part that leading Lakewood haredi community activists had frightened him into pleading guilty. The judge refused to allow the plea to be withdrawn and in October of last year, story Kolko was sentenced to 13 years in prison. Now a fund to raise money to free the “innocent” Kolko has been launched in Lakewood.