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: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
“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.”READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccination Sites In South Florida
No one answered the door at Jurberg’s North Miami Beach condo. Neighbors were both surprised and appalled by the news.
“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: Have You Seen This Woman? Andreae Lloyd Missing After Being Abducted From Miami-Dade Home
“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.”