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Gilbert Rabbi Arrested in Decade-Old Rape Case of 7-Year-Old Girl

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A Gilbert Rabbi was arrested today in the 2000 rape of a 7-year-old girl in New York City.

The U.S. Marshals Service tells New Times that its Child Predator Apprehension Team and detectives with the New York Police Department picked up 45-year-old Bryan Bramley outside of the Temple Beth Shalom Synagogue in Chandler, where he is the lead rabbi.

At the time of the incident, Bramley was living in his family's New York City home while he was studying to be a rabbi. According to the U.S. Marshals Service, the 7-year-old victim was sleeping over at the Bramley house when the rape occurred.


Bramley hasn't been on the run for a decade -- the alleged victim only came forward and filed charges in August 2009, when she was 17.

We called Temple Beth Shalom, and representatives didn't feel like chatting.

"The United States Marshals Service places a high priority on arresting people accused of sex crimes, particularly those involving children," United States Marshal David Gonzales says in a statement. "Our offices in New York and Arizona, working in concert with the NYPD, were able to locate and arrest an individual accused of preying on our most valuable commodity, a child."

Bramley is in Maricopa County jail awaiting extradition to New York to face a first-degree rape charge.

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