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A 31-year-old convicted sex offender from Williamsburg will be tried in Brooklyn's federal court after he was arrested and charged with luring and molesting a minor, using the Telegram app for communication.Photo courtesy of NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services

FBI arrests Williamsburg man for alleged sexual assault of minor

January 4 | Robert Abruzzese, Courthouse Editor

A 31-year-old resident of Williamsburg, who is a convicted sex offender, was arrested Wednesday and charged in Brooklyn’s federal court on Thursday of engaging in the luring and sexual molestation of a minor. Joseph Grunwald’s alleged activities took place between April and June 2023, where he is accused of using internet and mobile applications, specifically […]

423 Broadway in Williamsburg, the site of the Satmar Matzah Bakery.Screenshot via Google Earth

Brooklyn man sentenced to prison for burglary at Williamsburg matzah factory

January 2 | Robert Abruzzese, Courthouse Editor

Muntaquim Durant, a 44-year-old Prospect Heights resident, was sentenced last month to two-and-a-half to five years in prison for burglarizing a matzah factory in Williamsburg.  The theft, involving over $94,000 in cash and checks, occurred just weeks before Passover. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced the sentence and emphasized that the crime was a bold […]