Charges Dropped Against Man Accused of Temple Molestation

Lack of evidence gets man off hook for alleged sexual battery at synagogue

A man accused of molesting a young girl at a Miami synagogue is a free man after the charges against him were dropped Monday.

The State Attorney's Office dropped sexual battery charges against 29-year-old Jacob Jurberg after they said there wasn't enough evidence against him.

Jurberg had been arrested in November after it was alleged he inappropriately touched a 7-year-old girl at the Young Israel of Greater Miami Orthodox Jewish Temple in August.

Jurberg had been accused of luring the girl to an upstairs room at the facility during a rabbi's birthday celebration.

He had been held without bond for the past three weeks.

"Although the police had probable cause to arrest the above-referenced defendant, there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant sexually assaulted the victim in this case," the State Attorney’s Office said in a memo that closed the case.

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