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Rabbi pleads guilty to taping nude women at ritual bath

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A rabbi accused of videotaping women at a Jewish ritual bath has pleaded guilty to more than 50 counts of voyeurism.

Barry Freundel pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon in D.C. Superior Court to 52 counts of voyeurism.

Freundel was initially charged with six counts of voyeurism for videotaping six women. But prosecutors told a meeting of victims last week that Freundel had taped more than 150 women, though the statute of limitations barred them from charging him with many of the tapings. The meeting was closed to the public, but several people who were inside spoke with The Associated Press.

Freundel was a rabbi at the Kesher Israel synagogue in Washington for more than 25 years before his arrest.

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