Jacob Daskal, founder of Boro Park Shomrim, begins 17 and a half year prison sentence

Jan 4, 2024 6:00 PM


Jacob Daskal, the founder and former head of Boro Park Shomrim, recently began his 17 and a half year prison sentence for sexually abusing a minor. 

In July 2023, Daskal pleaded guilty to the charge of transporting a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, and he received a sentence of 210 months. According to the US Attorney’s Office, Daskal “used his position of power to inflict serious mental, emotional and physical harm on a vulnerable underaged victim.” 

According to the charges, in the Spring of 2017, Daskal, in his capacity as a Shomrim member, was introduced to the 15-year-old girl who was having trouble with her family. He took her into his home and began grooming her and then sexually abusing her over a period of a few months.

Daskal is 64 years old, and if he serves the full prison term won’t be released until after he is 80 years old.