MIAMI (CBS4) – A North Miami Beach man is being held behind bars without bond after investigators said 29 year old Jacob Jurberg molested a little girl in a synagogue.
Miami-Dade Police said Jurberg was attending a luncheon at Young Israel of Greater Miami in August. That is when they said he lured the seven year old girl into an upstairs room and fondled her.READ MORE: Passing Asteroid Lit Up South Florida Sky
“It’s a horrible thing that happened,” said Joseph Marmor, President of Young Israel of Greater Miami. “But I have to emphasize the fact that we had rented the hall to a neighboring synagogue for a luncheon and we had nothing really to do with this. We were horrified when we found out about it afterwards.”
No one answered the door at Jurberg’s North Miami Beach condo. Neighbors were both surprised and appalled by the news.READ MORE: Amber Alert Issued For Missing Florida Girl Montana Breseman
“I never really had a problem with him so I wouldn’t say anything bad about him. Now this is completely, now this flips the coin the other way completely,” said a neighbor who did not want to be identified.
Jurberg was arrested at a Coral Gables office building Monday. Tuesday he appeared in bond court along with his lawyer.MORE NEWS: Miami Police Release Footage Of Missing California Tourist Angela Morrisey
“He’s worked in security for six years and has been able to carry a concealed weapon,” his lawyer told the judge. “He’s had a permit since he was 21 years old which makes it what seven years old he’s had a permit. No prior record, very religious goes to temple all the time in fact my understanding from the affidavit that this alleged offense occurred at the temple.”